October 1st Task Force Meeting
I. Radnor School District Report: Three students, the School Board President, and the Superintendent shared experiences with the Task Force.
A. The students were in favor of the change. They cited better sleep, less stress and more time to get organized. The issue raised was travel to school during rush hour traffic.
B. The Superintendent admitted that the process took 2 full years due to lengthier investigations into transportation and athletics. A Task Force member asked about the number of fields with lights for late practices. The Superintendent admitted that having 2 fields with lights made staggering the practices and games easier.
II. Three Sub-groups were created to study the (1) Impact on Students (2) Impact on Teachers (3) Impact on Parents/Families. The groups worked for the remaining time examining surveys and deciding on specific questions to ask their Impact group in an upcoming survey. Groups also determined the logistics for the surveys, determined a "Reporter", "Recorder" and "Lead" for each group.
III. Dr. Citarelli Jones asked for volunteers to work on the upcoming Panel Event on November 4th. The event will take place in two parts. During the school day, students will attend an all-student panel discussion about the later school start time experience from the student perspective. Students from Radnor, TE, and Unionville-Chadds Ford will serve as panel members. In the evening, a panel of parents, teachers, administrators, and students will serve as panel members for parents and community members to attend.
Next Meeting: October 21st at 6:30 pm in SHHS Library (Task Force Members only)