Modified School Start Time

In January 2016, a committee (Modified School Start Time) was tasked with developing a plan that would have high school and potentially middle school students start school later in the morning. This would present an opportunity to also change elementary start times to take advantage of the elementary students' own sleep patterns and physiology.

Below are many of the related articles, videos, discussion notes and research used by the committee to develop various scenarios. The district has drafted a Request for Proposal and is now seeking an educational consultant to review these scenarios and help us determine if they are feasible for our district. Scenarios being considered are in the early stages and have not been approved by the LCSD Board of Education. We do not anticipate any modifications to start times for the 2017-2018 school year.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone (315-622-7125) or e-mail Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark F. Potter (

Related Files
pdf Article- "Do Schools start too early?" pdf 364 KB
pdf Article: Early school Start times hurt students. pdf 324 KB
pdf Article: The case for starting schools later pdf 133 KB
pdf Article: Helping sleepy teens pdf 63 KB
pdf Article: Teens start at 10AM pdf 106 KB
pdf Activity pdf 33 KB
pdf Bus routing option 6 pdf 70 KB
pdf Committee Minutes - 2/29/2016 pdf 29 KB
pdf Committee Minutes - 3/14/2016 pdf 28 KB
pdf Committee Minutes- 4/4/2016 pdf 34 KB
pdf Committee Minutes- 4/11/2016 pdf 39 KB
pdf Implementation Ideas pdf 85 KB
pdf Opportunities, Obstacles and Further Questions pdf 403 KB
pdf References and Resources pdf 228 KB
pdf RFP- Request for proposal pdf 432 KB
pdf LCSD Sleep Study - Conducted by the Children's National Health System & Child Trends in June 2018 pdf 1.1 MB