Community News Round Up
. In the “in case you missed it” category … In the wake of the successful launch of the Joyce Winner West Branch of Carmel Clay Public Library, a $40 million main branch renovation project is scheduled to start in the fall. While the Dewey Decimal System and printed books have given way to digital and audio versions, the use of a library has morphed into a community gathering and information space. Better parking and an expanded program area will be the focus of the project. Meanwhile, Hamilton Southeastern School’s long-awaited decision on school start times took yet another pause after more than 800 people signed a Change.org petition against an earlier start time for elementary school students and a later time for high schoolers … despite a mountain of research indicating teenagers require more sleep for optimal learning. For now, only junior high students will be impacted, getting an extra 25 minutes of sleep time to arrive at school at 8 a.m. instead of the current start time of 7:35 a.m.