Position Statements

Medical Organization Position Statements:

American Academy of Pediatrics


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Backs American Academy of Pediatrics call to start middle and high schools no earlier than 8:30 a.m. September 2, 2014.


American Medical Association. Insufficient Sleep in Adolescents, June 14, 2016.
American Psychological Association. Later School Start Times Promote Adolescent Well-Being (2014)

American Sleep Association.  Healthy School Start Times. February 7, 2016.
American Thoracic Society. American Thoracic Society Issues Recommendations on Healthy Sleep,June 15, 2015.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most US Middle and High Schools start the school day too early. August 6, 2015.

Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association statement on School Start Times

Massachusetts Medical Society. Resolution supports starting middle and high schools after 8:30 a.m. December 5, 2015.


National Assocation of School Nurses and Society of Pediatric Nurses Consensus Statement on Early School Start Times.

National Education Association, 2014-15 NEA Resolution C-3 on Adequate Rest

National Sleep Foundation, Backgrounder: Later School Start Times

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