SLEEP Goal:To increase awareness of teen sleep needs and to change Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) middle and high school
start times to later in the morning.
The new SCHOOL BOARD will start in January. We thank Board Members: Dan Storck, Patty Reed, Ted Velkoff and Kathy Smith for their service and wish them the best of luck. We welcome new School Board members: Dalia Palchik, Karen Corbett Sanders, Jeannette Hough and Tom Wilson.
Click here to view the video SLEEP created to recognize the School Board for implementing Later High School Start Times.
Click here to hear why doctors support later high school start times
Research shows that later start times correspond with teen sleep needs and improve
health, quality of life, and school performance.
Parents concerned about the health and educational impact of too-early high school start times have been working for change for ten years. SLEEP was started in January 2004 by Sandy Evans and Phyllis Payne. Momentum is building for a change, but we need your continuing support to finally accomplish the goal of so many parents, educators and health professionals!