First 'Coffee with the Board" Scheduled for Tues, Nov 3, AM at CLS and PM at BMS/RHS; The Topic: Later School Start Time?
This coming Tuesday, November 3, 2015, (Election Day), the Rhinebeck Central School District Board of Education will hold the first in this year's series of informal “coffee hours” that are open to parents, students, and other members of the community. This year, the Board has decided to target a specific theme for each meeting. The theme for the November 3rd "Coffee Hour" will be Later School Start Time, i.e. the concept that the school day, especially for students in the middle and high school grades, should start later in the morning.
Several members of the Board of Education will attend each of the two “coffee hours” that day to meet with constituents to hear and discuss the public’s thoughts about the idea of a later school starting time and its potential impact, benefits, and/or disadvantages, as well as the District’s schools, programs, and services more generally, in a casual, relaxed setting over coffee, tea, and light refreshments.
Your interests about school matters, especially on the topic of starting school for secondary-level students later than the current schedule, are the agenda. There will be no formal program or presentation, just an opportunity for parents, students and other community members to interact with Board members in an informal setting to discuss this and other school-related matters.
Rhinebeck Board of Education “coffee hours” will be held this Tuesday, November 3rd at the Chancellor Livingston Elementary School Community Room from 9:00 to 10:00 am, and at the Bulkeley Middle School/Rhinebeck High School Library from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.