Our Community Concerns

Prefer Later than Current Start Time

"My concerns are why the late start time is still so early (745 am)? If studies show that teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep and that their biological clocks are shifted, why wouldn't high school start times be closer to 9 am?"

Support-Sleep and Student Health/Wellness

"Start times for high schoolers should be even later, given the underlying sleep research that shows older adolescents go to bed later and wake up later than younger children."

Extracurricular and Athletics

"Finding right balance. Later start time is better for their physiologic sleep cycle. But Later start time also means a later time to end the day, which would interfere with extracurricular activities."

Support-Safety

"Early morning hours are perhaps not the safest time frame for student travel."

Support-Later Start Time

"Not many concerns. Later start times will be more in line with adolescents' natural body rhythm, growth, and needs. Maybe just a concern about sports buses returning in the dark in the early evening in winter."

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