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Eastlake High School parent Nicole Steinbok is working at the district level on the Schools Start Time Task Force. For more information on the American Pediatrics Association’s research & recommendations on School Start Times for Adolescents, she recommends this link: 

From the article, this quote stands out, “That the evidence strongly implicates earlier school start times (ie, before 8:30 am) as a key modifiable contributor to insufficient sleep.” 

Another suggested resource & model for Washington State is the State of California, which has led by example and successfully passed (2019) and enacted (2022) a law requiring Middle School and High School start times to be no earlier than 8 am and 8:30 am respectively. The link for how the law is worded can be found here: 

If you have questions for Nicole Steinbok, you can email them to & our Legislative Advocate, Leta Hamilton, can pass them on to Nicole.