Highlights from 5/10/18 school board meeting

Business Advisory Council recommends creating task force to explore later school start times for MHS/MJHS
Teenage brains are still developing
Superintendent’s Report
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

The following are the highlights from the 5/10/18 school board meeting: Continue reading

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Business Advisory Council recommends creating task force to explore later school start times for MHS/MJHS

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a board-appointed committee consisting of local businesspeople who help the school district by researching specific issues in career preparation and other business-related questions. Last year, the board asked the BAC, under the direction of Chair Geoff Pittman, to research later school start times. They presented their results at the May 10, 2018 school board meeting. Continue reading

Teenage brains are still developing

Along the same lines as the Business Advisory Council’s work on later school start times: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, has released recent research on the myriad changes that take place in the teenage brain. Continue reading