Timeline

The timelines below summarize key events in the review of start times since 2008. The timeline displayed on this page shows key events in this academic year. For events from prior academic years, please scroll down and select the academic year of interest to review the associated timeline. Links under "Associated Materials" will provide access to reports, presentations and more associated with this topic over time and will be updated as continuing progress occurs.

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Event

Summary

Associated Materials

 July 2016 New Superintendent Joined District Dr. Michelle Reid joined Northshore School District as its new Superintendent.  
August 4, 2016 Report Describing STTF Process and Cost Estimation Delivered to Board  In response to the June 28th request, a report was provided to the Board which described the process through which the STTF arrived at which three options would be surveyed to the community. The report also provided further information about the cost estimates provided.
August 22, 2016 STTF Steering Committee Meeting The steering committee reviewed materials and provided guidance in preparation for the School Board meeting.  N/A
August 23, 2016 School Board Study Session: Board Reviewed Progress to Date The School Board viewed a presentation of the STTF's recommendations for how to meet the directive of Resolution 714. The Board requested further details on the cost analysis performed to provide estimates of the options presented. The Board also requested an economist's analysis of what rate bus drivers would need to be paid in order to attract enough drivers to fulfill a three-tier option.
August 29, 2016 STTF Meeting: Next Steps Planned The STTF reviewed the presentation from the August 23rd Study Session and discussed items requested by the Board as next steps (described above in 8/23 entry).
September 13, 2016 School Board Meeting: Public Comments on Start Time Changes; Board Members Discuss Start Times Two community members expressed concern about potential start time changes proposed during the public comments of the School Board meeting. School Board members discussed start time changes. Video

Board Meeting Minutes (visit link, select fiscal year 2016-2017, choose the document for 09/13/2016 School Board Meeting)

September 27, 2016 School Board Study Session: Questions from the Board Addressed Specific Board member questions, shared at the 8/23 Board Meeting and via email, were addressed at the Study Session. The specific items addressed included: 1) clarity around cost estimate process of 3 options recommended by task force, 2) cost estimates for a three-tier option, 3) an economist's review of bus driver hourly rates, 4) a comparison of the NSD transportation system to that of Evergreen School District, and 5) a summary of Bellevue School District's School Pool program.
October 10, 2016 STTF Meeting: Follow Up on 9/27 Board Study Session & Meeting The STTF reviewed the Board Study Session and Meeting from 9/27 and discussed possible next steps for the coming school year. Progress on start time changes in other districts were also reviewed. Dr. Michelle Reid joined the meeting.
October 11, 2016 School Board Study Session: Possible Next Steps & Timelines Discussed; School Board Meeting: Public Comments Made About Start Time Changes The Board held a Study Session to discuss their thoughts on possible next steps and timelines related to start time changes. Three public comments were made during the Board Meeting related to concerns about three-tier models.
October 24, 2016 STTF Meeting: Discussed Recommendation to Board on Start Time Changes The STTF were asked by the Board to make a recommendation on start time changes for the 2017-18 school year. The Board directed the task force to assess whether a 25-minute roll from current start times or an adjusted version of Option B would be preferable. The task force unanimously voted to recommend a 25-minute roll forward in start times. Dr. Michelle Reid joined the meeting.
October 25, 2016 School Board Meeting: Public Comments On Start Time Changes Made; STTF Recommendation Reported to Board Public comments were made at the Board meeting with concerns about start time changes. Dr. Reid described the STTF's recommendation to the Board. The Board agreed to discuss start time changes at the following meeting.
November 8, 2016 School Board Meeting: Public Comments on Start Time Changes Made; First Reading of Start Time Recommendation Held Public comments were made at the Board meeting with concerns about start time changes. The Board discussed their thoughts on the first reading of a 25-minute roll of start times for the 2017-18 school year. A formal memo outlining the STTF recommendation was shared.
November 22, 2016 School Board Meeting: 25-Minute Roll for 2017-18 Approved; Resolution 714 Amended Public comments were made at the Board meeting about start time changes. The Board discussed their thoughts on the second reading of a 25-minute roll. The School Board amended Resolution 714 and approved a 25-minute roll of start times for 2017-18. The Superintendent sent an announcement to all NSD staff and families that evening describing the decision. An update was also posted to the NSD website.
November 30, 2016 Upcoming Changes Communicated in District Newsletter Information about the 25-minute roll for 2017-18 was shared with the community through the electronic NSD Connections newsletter. NSD Connections Newsletter
March 17, 2017 Site-by-Site Bell Times for 2017-18 Announced The district posted 2017-18 bell times on the NSD website.  
June 13, 2017 School Board Meeting: Public Comments Made Regarding Late Start Times  A public comment was made at the School Board meeting regarding concerns about daycare options and the late start time for elementary students.