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BOE votes to push back start times

The Westport School Start Time Committee discusses with parents, students and the Superintendent about pushing back school start time. On Feb. 10, the BOE officially pushed back school start time by 30 minutes for the next school year.

Lexie Moskovit, Web Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) officially voted to push back school start times by 30 minutes starting in the 2020-2021 school year. 

Later start times will ultimately not prove beneficial

Many students wake up as early as 6:00 AM to prepare for school.

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor

January 13, 2020

Many students fantasize about having a schedule that allows them a full eight hours of sleep. For students who wake up between 6:00-7:00 a.m., mornings can be painful. Students naturally turn to Staples’ early start time for blame; however, pushing back school start times would only further complicate the schedules of parents and teachers, forcing studen...

It’s time to stop pressing the snooze button on school start times

It’s time to stop pressing the snooze button on school start times

Fritz Schemel, Sports Editor

December 14, 2014

Every night, anytime between 10:30 p.m. and 12 a.m., or sometimes even later, I flick off my light, exhausted from the loads of homework, ready to get some rest. But it’s not possible for that rest to come. Less than seven hours later, my alarm blares, alerting me that it’s time to get up out...

BOE discusses K-12 start times

BOE discusses K-12 start times

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

On Nov. 17, the Board of Education (BOE) met to discuss the idea of changing elementary, middle and high school starting times. This topic hasn’t been up for debate since 2004; however, the BOE was inclined to revisit it because they are concerned for the well being of students. The main worry is ...

Board of Education debates start times, but not for Staples

The Board discussed different start times and bussing options for elementary schools at its meeting last Monday.

Will McDonald, Managing Editor

October 26, 2013

With a leaner docket than normal meetings, turnout for Monday’s Board of Education meeting was rather low. The main issue on the agenda was school start times and how bussing can be rearranged to even out the start time disparity that currently exists between most middle and elementary schools. Currently,...

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