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    Seattle Public Schools has released a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Change in School Start Times
    Posted on 11/03/2015
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    Seattle Public Schools has released a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Change in School Start Times program in accordance with provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).

    The final impact statement evaluates the environmental impacts associated with changing school start times to meet the sleep needs of students.

     

    The Final PEIS evaluates three alternatives for changing start times

    • No Change
    • Modified Flip
    • Extended High School Day

    The Modified Flip alternative would have high schools start earlier and elementary schools start later.

    Under the Extended High School Day alternative, start times would remain the same, but high school students would have a longer day.

    In response to public comments on the Draft PEIS opposing the late start time for K-8 and middle schools, SPS revised the Modified Flip Alternative in the Superintendent’s Final Recommendation. The Final PEIS evaluates impacts associated with those revised start times.

    Availability of Final PEIS

    The SEPA Final PEIS for the Change in School Start Times can be viewed online at our Bell Time Analysis webpage.

    Copies are available by contacting Sam Markert, Project Manager, by phone at 206-252-0858 or in writing at the address below.

    Sam Markert
    Seattle Public Schools
    PO Box 34165, Mail Stop 32-150
    Seattle, WA 98124-1165