The science is absolutely there and I know I don't need to outline all the benefits to our students as it has been covered in the media and the MCPS Bell Times Work Group report. That said, we cannot be dismissive of the concerns regarding a later end time. I am committed to finding a way to make later start times work for our school system. As a county, we all will have to have the commitment but also the patience to implement the changes. Much will have to happen to prepare our communities, to include childcare arrangements, rush hour traffic flow, additional buses, working with our teachers and staff, and addressing sports and other traditionally afterschool activities. We will need to be sensitive to the students with jobs. But all of that can be accomplished with the right commitment to getting it done.