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Late for the bell no more: School districts seek to delay start times

Original post made on Nov 5, 2019

Students in Mountain View's public schools could be getting an extra half-hour of shut-eye each morning, as school districts weigh pushing back start times to 8:30 a.m. or later.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 10:28 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by alex
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

alex is a registered user.

This is great news. It is about time to make this change.

Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on Nov 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Perhaps more vigorous, productive physical exercise will help the kids sleep.
As it is, many, if not most, children are sedentary in front of computers eating potato chips!
Get some balls on the playgrounds. Have them run a few laps or ride a bike to the super market for shopping.
The later release time will further exascerbate traffic woes.

Posted by cgloyear
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 5, 2019 at 4:11 pm

I taught high school for 37 years. The last two years I taught, we started school at 9:00 am. The students who were habitually late at 8:00am, arrived at 9:30 with the new schedule.

Posted by Boomer
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Nov 5, 2019 at 8:44 pm


ok boomer

Posted by kehlar
a resident of another community
on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

kehlar is a registered user.

Finally! Most of us don't have to be at work until 8:30am or even 9am. Yet we expect our kids to make it to school at 7:15am for zero period alert and ready to learn? Our teens deserve better.

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