Late School Start Times

I believe in a later start time for schools. The scientific literature strongly backs the health benefits for children. With suicide rates, stress disorders, and mental illness on the rise, we can’t ignore the facts if we are to raise healthy children in our community. Though I fully understand there are budgetary implications, we might consider such things as having an “optional” first period, such as study hall, at the beginning of the day and explore other creative options to reduce the costs associated with a late start.