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Some parents want to know why students can’t bring test papers home

Metrowest Daily News 12/4/18: Some parents want to know why students can’t bring test papers home. Superintendent Arthur Unobskey said high school students should get their tests back when they ask for them and should be able to bring the actual papers home. Unobskey made the comment after he heard complaints from some parents at Monday night’s Policy Subcommittee meeting that some teachers are telling students they can’t bring tests home.

Wayland Town Crier 12/6/18: Wayland school officials: No cheating concerns with math-test policy. Concerns about cheating had nothing to do with teachers telling high school students that they couldn’t take completed tests and quizzes home, according to school officials. Superintendent Arthur Unobskey made the statement Thursday to the Wayland School Committee.

Uncertainty over where to park school buses next academic year

Metrowest Daily News 12/2/18: Uncertainty over where to park school buses next academic year. School officials may have less than a year to figure out where to park the district’s buses, a critical piece to getting hundreds of students to school every day. The district’s 19 buses, plus a few kept in reserve, are currently parked at a property on Rte. 20 that could become the future home of the River’s Edge affordable-housing development. Special Town Meeting this month voted to spend $790,000 to remove asbestos on the site. It must be cleaned up before developer Wood Partners decides to move ahead with the project. If that happens, construction could start within months, and the buses will need a new home in time for the 2018-19 academic year.

Wayland schools OK later start times for high and middle schoolers

Wayland Town Crier 11/19/18: Wayland schools OK later start times for high and middle schoolers. In front of a packed hearing room, the School Committee voted Monday to adopt a later start time at the high and middle schools, and an earlier start time at the three elementary schools. The 4-1 vote at the Town Building means an 8:30 a.m. start for the high school and an 8:35 start for the middle school. That is one hour later than the current opening bell at both schools, and the early release day would remain. The high school day would end at 3:10 p.m. The town’s three elementary schools will start at 7:55 a.m., roughly an hour earlier.

Articles from just before the vote:

WBZ Boston 11/19/18: Wayland Considers Changing School Start Times. Wayland’s School Committee will vote Monday on a proposal to change the start and end times for all public schools in town, starting next fall. The committee is citing research that claims teenagers require more sleep.

7News 11/19/18: Wayland School District considering later start times for high, middle schools. Wayland School District committee members may vote on new school start times Monday. The committee is weighing whether to bump start times for the high and middle schools an hour later and the elementary schools an hour earlier.

Wayland Considers Changing School Start Times

WBZ Boston 11/19/18: Wayland Considers Changing School Start Times. Wayland’s School Committee will vote Monday on a proposal to change the start and end times for all public schools in town, starting next fall. The committee is citing research that claims teenagers require more sleep.

7News 11/19/18: Wayland School District considering later start times for high, middle schools. Wayland School District committee members may vote on new school start times Monday. The committee is weighing whether to bump start times for the high and middle schools an hour later and the elementary schools an hour earlier.

“Concussion protocol’ designed to protect students

Metrowest Daily News 11/17/18: “Concussion protocol’ designed to protect students. Concussions have received widespread attention since some retired National Football League players have said they suffered permanent brain damage. Wayland school officials have been tracking head in injuries, both on and off the playing field, and Superintendent Arthur Unobskey recently told the School Committee that the number of such injuries in the district has remained fairly steady over the past five years.

Later school start time faces opposition

Wayland Town Crier 10/25/18: Later school start time faces opposition. The School Committee will vote next month on a later start time for the high school, despite opposition from the Wayland Teachers Association and some parents.

Timing of start time decision in Wayland unclear

Metrowest Daily News 6/20/18: Timing of start time decision in Wayland unclear. The School Committee has heard five suggestions for later start times at the middle and high schools, but when a decision on the practice will be made remains unclear. “I’m not certain when the committee will decide this. It’s possible it could happen July 9,” Chairwoman Ellen Grieco told the Daily News. The school department wants the committee to pick one of the suggestions this summer to leave time to work out logistics when the later start time is rolled out in fall 2019, Grieco said.