NO to earlier start time
Dear Council of Commissioners LBPSB,
We the parents of children attending Saint John Fisher Senior and Junior campuses, disagree with the proposed early start time being requested by the schools staff and Governing Board. It is being suggested that an earlier start time is beneficial to elementary aged children. Studies have shown that young students are more engaged in their learning during the morning hours.
We the parents are concerned that this earlier start will NOT have a positive effect on our young school children. A lot of children from both campuses (Sr. & Jr.) attend afternoon school daycare. With this earlier start our children will now have an additional hour of daycare, giving them a longer day in school. We feel that this earlier start will be a strain on our children as that extra hour is taken away from their resting time.
We ask the LBPSB Council of Commissioners not grant an earlier start time to the school day, to allow our children to have the proper rest time need to be able to perform adequately. We the parents of these children strongly believe this to be in the best interest of our children