Purchasing Resolutions 2018

SC-PR-05-2018-15 Purchase Chromebooks – High School.pdf
SC-PR-05-2018-14 A-DectronDehumifidicationSystemCHS Pool.pdf
SC-PR-05-2018-03 Student Transportation Van.pdf
SC-PR-04-2018-13 Door Security Installation at Various Schools.pdf
SC-PR-04-2018-12 Glass Tinting at Various Schools_0.pdf
SC-PR-04-2018-11 NCMS Gym Floor Replacement.pdf
SC-PR-04-2018-10 Electric Panel_Switchgear High School.pdf
SC-PR-04-2018-09 Tile Floor Installation-CumbHill_Garvin.pdf
SC-PR-04-2018-08 Purchase of Mechanical Lift.pdf
SC-PR-04-2018-07 Purchase of Water Coolers.pdf
SC-PR-03-2018-06 High School Science Supplies.pdf
SC-PR-03-2018-05 High School Student Textbooks.pdf
SC-PR-01-2018-01 Chrome Books Purchase.pdf
SC-PR-02-2018-04 LED Light Fixtures-CHS Wellness Center.pdf
SC-PR-02-2018-02 Grounds Keeping Equipment – 1.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-16 Purchase Chromebooks_Carts – Elementary.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-17 ProDesk 400 PCs – Distric Wide.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-18 Laptop Computers – Administrators.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-19 Movers-FacilityProjectsCHS,COM.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-20 Fitness Equipment-CHS Wellness Ctr.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-21 Middle School Reading Materials.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-22 Portable Communication Radios.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-23 Interactive Projectors – MS.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-24 Asbestos Abatement -CHS_COM.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-25 New Boiler Systems-GAR_BFN.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-26 HR Records Scanning Project.pdf
SC-PR-5-2018-27 Installation of Flooring-CHS_COM.pdf
SC-PR-6-2018-28 Software_Training Student Lunch Program.pdf
SC-PR-6-2018-29 Foundation Waterproofing-Garvin.pdf
SC-PR-7-2018-30 Chrome Books Purchase – High School.pdf
SC-PR-7-2018-31 Chrome Books Purchase – Middle Schools Gr. 6.pdf
SC-PR-8-2018-32 Replace Ceiling Tiles – GAR_JJM CHL.pdf
SC-PR-8-2018-33 Refinish_Repaint Gym_Stage Floors-MMS_CHS.pdf
SC-PR-9-2018-34 Addtl Moving Services – ISAAC.pdf
SC-PR-11-2018-35 Copy Machine Purchase Districtwide.pdf
SC-PR-11-2018-37 Elevator Repair-CHS Wellness Center.pdf
SC-PR-11-2018-36 Electrical Panel Replacement-CHS.pdf

Building the Community Coalition to Implement Later School Start Times

Cumberland School Department leaders now have a better understanding of what is needed to implement evidenced based school hours which will contribute to the improvement of health, safety, and academic achievement of all students.

Using lessons taken from ‘Leadership Matters’ RI, a professional public leadership program hosted by the Pell Center at Salve Regina University and the Public Sector Consortium a national non-profit, Cumberland Leaders are building the necessary partnerships to achieve this goal.

With a new tool box of leadership skills, school officials have taken several action steps toward making the change; creating a school start time committee, conducting an independent study to provide the cost of a later start time and developing surveys to collect data on the current status of the Cumberland High School Students.

The initial survey was completed by 870 high school students.  The survey indicates that 79% of the students get seven hours of sleep or less during the week.  According to sleep researchers, teenagers should be getting nine hours of sleep each night. 77% of CHS students feel they don’t get enough sleep. 68% of CHS students stated that if school started later they would get more sleep. 71% of CHS students report feeling tired during class often or most of the time. 72% of CHS students feel they would perform better if school started later. 72% of CHS students feel that school starts too early.

“Creating these methods of communication to study the health and safety of our students has been critical in our initiative,” said Bob Mitchell, Superintendent of Cumberland schools.  “After taking the ‘Leadership Matters’ RI course we realized that a comprehensive communication plan was crucial for this initiative to have the support it needs to succeed.  Stakeholders throughout the community are now more aware of the research on sleep deprivation and student performance and mental health.”  They are also aware of the impacts on the community as well.

Research from Start School Later, an organization committed to later high school start times around the country shows that the impacts of sleep deprivation are more than bleary eyed students at a bus stop. Sleepy student drivers pose a risk to themselves and other citizens on the road, and students who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to cost the health care system money in the form of treatment for depression, obesity and ADHD. In addition, test scores for students increase with more sleep and criminal activity decreases helping communities be safer. 

Building the coalition of leaders and stakeholders has been a large part of the Leadership efforts in making their vision of a later school start time a reality for the community of Cumberland, RI. Read More...

Translate »