Davis schools engage parents via Facebook about later start times

The Davis Joint Unified School District, which early this year announced it would explore later start times for junior high and high school students, is starting a community discussion online about the importance of teen sleep.

The district is launching a nine-week campaign on Facebook to increase awareness, share research and identify teen challenges to proper sleep and consequences of insufficient sleep, according to a district news release.

To read the research and provide feedback, search Facebook using the hashtag, #djusdLaterStart.

The district’s Later Start Committee is expected to present its recommendation to the Davis Board of Education in December.

For more information, go to www.djusd.net/laterstart.