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Parents, Students Debate School Start Times

A good crowd, and a split crowd at Nevada Union High School last night for a town hall-style meeting about whether or not the district should start school an hour later. Classes currently begin at 7:30, but many want it pushed back to 8:30. One of the arguments in favor of the change is to have the students more rested when they come to class. Bear River High School Junior Kim Wells doesn’t see it that way…

Listen to Kim Wells

A recent study by the American Pediatric Association says kids do better with more sleep, and parent Rob Katzenstein supports that idea…

Listen to Rob Katzenstein

The school board took comments and questions from the audience–mostly in the form of having them written down and then read and answered by the dictrict superintendent. No action was taken, and no word yet on if any more meetings are scheduled–perhaps one at Bear River High School.

1 Comment

May 1, 2015

Kimberly Gobert

I do not believe having a later start time benefits the kids as if they are tired they should go to sleep earlier. However they are teenagers and no matter how much sleep you give them they will be tired. The later start also will not benefit those parents who do not live in a bus area that will have to get the children to school and get themselves to work by 8am. I tend to agree with Ms. Wells that if you are a working Junior or Senior this will not help with afternoon jobs.

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