SLEEP Goal:To increase awareness of teen sleep needs and to change Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) middle and high school
start times to later in the morning.
Click here to view the video SLEEP created to recognize the School Board for implementing Later High School Start Times.
Click here to hear why doctors support later high school start times
Research shows that later start times correspond with teen sleep needs and improve
health, quality of life, and school performance.
Parents concerned about the health and educational impact of too-early high school start times have been working for change for ten years. SLEEP was started in January 2004 by Sandy Evans and Phyllis Payne. Thanks to the many parents, educators and health professionals who helped make this change happen!