February 23, 2016
Dear MSAD #51 Community,
The MSAD #51 Board of Directors, at their February 22 regular meeting, approved adjusting the start times for all students in grades K-12 beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Below is a listing of the
current start and end times along with the new 2016-17 times:
Many thanks to the 18-member Secondary Late Start Committee for their work on developing a plan to meet the needs of all of our K-12 learners. The committee wishes to extend an appreciation to the 1,300 students, parents, staff, and community members who provided feedback on this topic through a survey that indicated 85% support for the change to later start times.
I am confident that this change in start times is in the best interest of our students and I am pleased that our district has made this important shift in line with indisputable research supporting this
Jeffrey PorterSuperintendent of Schools