School officials want the state to take the lead on changing school start times



HARTFORD, Conn. – Educators and officials are nearly unanimous in believing that teenage children would be better students if high school classes started later in the morning.

Study after study shows that students, especially as they get older, need more sleep. Those studies are what educators constantly refer to when they tackle the issue of trying to change school start times.

But that’s where the hard part starts.

“This is the single most complicated issue that I have been involved with in my time on the Board of Education,’’ said Guilford School Board Chairman William Bloss, “and I’ve been on it since 1999.’’

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One comment

EveT February 11, 2016 at 10:16 am

“less than 10 percent of high school students get the 9-10 recommended hours of sleep” because their parents don’t make them go to bed at a reasonable hour. Turn off the TV, put away the phone and the game console, and go to bed!

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