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High Schools Begin With Later Start Time

For most kids in Nevada County, today is the first day of school. One of the biggest changes this year, is that the high schools will be starting an hour later than in years past. The Nevada Joint Union High School District Board voted a year ago to move up the start time from 7:30 to 8:30 effective this year. District Superintendent Louise Johnson says they’re ready…

Listen to Louise Johnson 1

There are some minor changes to the bus routes, other than the hour later start. Moving up the school day also means pushing back after school programs like sports and clubs. Johnson says it’s worth it…

Listen to Louise Johnson 2

The start time was changed because studies show teenagers need their sleep, and the early start time adversely affects behavior. Johnson says a recent study she read from schools that made a similar change saw that grades went up, depression went down, behavior problems went down, and teen car crashes went down. The local elementary school districts also start around 8:30. School started in Chicago Park on Monday. Students in the Pleasant Ridge Elementary School District began classes yesterday.

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