Sunday, June 17, 2018

In the News: Wayland to see school start time alternatives; MetroWest student Film Festival starts

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"After years of discussion, the (Wayland, MA) School Committee will finally have a choice of possible solutions for a later start time at the middle and high schools. 
The discussion dates back to at least 2004, when a town task force concluded students aren’t getting enough sleep, but that getting to the point of a later start time is “complicated.” 
Superintendent Arthur Unobskey is expected to present the solutions at Monday’s School Committee meeting. 
“I anticipate the School Committee will choose one of the options,” Unobskey told the Daily News. 
Options will call for an 8:30 or 8:45 a.m. start time at the middle and high school. Currently, the opening bell is 7:35 at the middle school and 7:30 at the high school."

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Franklin also has a School Start Times Advisory Committee working to put a similar proposal together. If accepted it would be start no earlier than Sep 2019. The link to the Committee's page for meeting agendas, research, etc.

"The next Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg could be among us, and a new film festival next spring could be where they’re found. 
It’s billed as the first film festival for students in MetroWest, and it’s appropriately called the MetroWest Student Film Festival. 
It’s coming next April 4-7 to The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN), 14 Summer St., and organizers said it will be an annual event. 
“It gives young people an opportunity to showcase their talents and passion for the arts,” said Kerry Fraser, marketing coordinator for TCAN."

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