By Betsy Stein
The national, Maryland and Anne Arundel County chapter of the Start School Later movement, all based in Annapolis, are gearing up for another year of sounding the alarm about the dangers and health implications of starting school before 8 a.m.
First on the agenda this year is filing for an official nonprofit status, according to Terra Ziporyn Snyder, the executive director and cofounder of the movement.
“We need the tax status so we can get grants and support,” she said. “This isn’t something that’s just going to take a year or two. … My baby just graduated from high school. We’ve been talking about a pilot program in Annapolis since 2000, that’s how long this takes.”