Thank you to all who took part in our online learning process around school start and end times. From the 11,096 stakeholders who contributed, we learned about the concerns and the things people appreciate about the proposed bell times. We are pleased to share the results with you. As you will see, we did not have a consensus in favor of the District’s first proposal to change school start and end times or for keeping the current schedule and numerous concerns were raised. Following up on this process, the Issaquah School District is continuing to consider new school start and end times for the 2017-2018 school year. We are committed to a decision regarding start and end times by December of 2016. To begin this next phase of the process, the community is invited to attend informational meetings to learn and dialogue with District staff about the issues around changing our start and end times, including, sleep science studies, transportation, before and after school care, and potential effect on athletics and activities. You will find information on those meetings on our website at

Ron Thiele,