School start time data presentation for 5 10 2011 school board meeting
Prepared by Toni Zawisa<br />May 2011<br />Late Start Justified for Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School<br />Data Sources for this Presentation were the:<br />PA Department of Education<br />Philipsburg – Osceola Area School District<br />and the PennDOT CDART Database<br />
2001 – 2010 PennDOT Data for Crashes by 16 & 17 Yr. Old Drivers <br />On State Routes by Geographic Areas of West Branch Area, Harmony Area, MoValley and P-O Area School Districts<br />Teen Crashes and Early Start Time Summary<br /><ul><li>Virginia Study – 40% higher crash rate with earlier start time
Kentucky – 16% crash rate reduction when school started later
Locally – 6-8% crash rate difference in the AM (Skewed by MoValley Student Driver Policy)</li></li></ul><li>Grade 11 Math Scores Related to HS Start Times<br />Academic Impact Summary<br /><ul><li>If we start at ~ 7:30 we are unlikely to achieve much greater than 55 – 60 % Proficient & Advanced on 11 Grade Math PSSA – i.e. no better than where we are today.
We can not succeed in becoming one of the best if we start early.
Brand Value Decreases</li></li></ul><li>Grade 11 Reading Scores Related to HS Start Times<br />Academic Impact Summary<br /><ul><li>If we start at ~ 7:30 we are likely to decrease our Advanced & Proficient 11 Grade Reading PSSA Scores from the current 73% to ~ 62%
Impact on % of those scoring Advanced could drop from 38% to 20%
Greatest Impact is on our Combined Academic & Athletic Best
Brand Value Decreases</li></li></ul><li>Athletics Predicted to Return Later than 10PM School Nights<br />These 110 Varsity Athletes will be Negatively Affected by Earlier Start Time<br />
Some buses start routes earlier than needed adding to student “down time”<br />One route starts later than needed creating possible VoTech Bus Lateness<br />Some Buses are under utilized <br />Double Elementary School Unloads increases student “down time” at elementary schools<br />At least one route is excessively long resulting in a very early start, a long ride – route should be split<br />Current Bus Route Inefficiencies<br />
Eliminate “down time” between when all students arrive and start of classes<br />Eliminate Homeroom<br />Replace current breakfast with a “Grab & Go” breakfast<br />Implement an “Opt Out” Bus Program to Reduce Bus Stops/Bus Time<br />Carefully Review and Scrutinize Bus Routing Efficiencies and Perform Periodic Refresher Checks<br />Implement Phys Ed Credit for Varsity Sports for District Phys Ed Requirements that Exceed State Requirement – Schedule Last Period of the Day<br />Alternative Solutions<br />
Decreased Downtime/Increase Instruction Time<br />Transportation Schedule Efficiency<br />Revamp Professional Development Schedule<br />Decrease Lost Class Time by Athletes<br />Reduce the Amount Spent on Substitutes<br />Minimize Ride Time<br />Separate Secondary and Elementary Routes<br />Reality versus Perception – Real Need? Supported by Real Problems? Supported by Real Numbers?<br />District Proposal Needs Met By Alternative Proposal<br />√<br />√<br />√<br />√<br />√<br />√<br />X<br />
Consequences of Sleep Deprived Teens<br />15 - 20 % increase in car accidents involving teens when they start school earlier; <br />increased absenteeism and tardiness; <br />increased abuse of substances, drugs, alcohol <br />increased depression and emotional difficulties; <br />increased behavioral problems; <br />decreased academic performance; <br />decreased athletic performance and difficulty in muscle recovery - potentially leading to greater number of sports injuries and slower recovery time following injuries; <br />increased falling asleep in class, poor memory and retention<br />increased obesity<br />