During its August 14 meeting, Webster CSD’s Board of Education approved the district’s proposal to change start times for elementary and secondary students. BEGINNING IN FALL 2019, new start times will be approximately 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. for secondary schools and 7:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m. for elementary schools with all times plus or minus five minutes. This timeline allows Webster CSD to spend the next 12 months communicating the details of this positive change for the One Webster community. Throughout the past year, elementary and secondary work groups have been meeting to research the scientific evidence that supports this start time change for Webster CSD students, along with the implications for the district’s academic program, transportation, childcare, athletics, and elementary activity period. District teams will continue to meet throughout the 2018-19 school year and communicate with families regarding how this change will occur beginning with NEXT FALL’s 2019-20 school year.