Fairfax County schedules community meetings to gather feedback from parents, students

(WJLA) - Fairfax County residents will have an opportunity to share their opinions about proposed adjustments to school start times at a community meeting Monday night in Alexandria.

The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School, is one for eight scheduled community meetings for parents, Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) employees and students to submit feedback to FCPS about establishing a school start time of 8 a.m. or later.

Fairfax County schools have been discussing making changes to the school start times for more than a year. In April 2012, the Fairfax County School Board passed a resolution to find a solution to amending school start times. A year later, the Children's National Medical Center developed a proposal with several scenarios for the changes. The proposal was presented to the board on April 23.

Additional community meetings will be held on:

May 20 at Langley High School in McLean from 7-9 p.m.

May 27 at South Lakes High School in Reston from 7-9 p.m.

May 28 at Madison High School in Vienna from 7-9 p.m.

June 7 at Poe Middle School in Annandale from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

June 9 at South County High School in Lorton from 7-9 p.m.

June 10 at West Springfield High School in Springfield from 7-9 p.m.

June 11 at Centreville High School in Centreville from 7-9 p.m.