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Proposal to make school start times begin no earlier than 8am

Proposal to make school start times begin no earlier than 8am

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A push by a politician in Tallahassee would have high school students starting their school day no earlier than 8am.

Hillsborough Superintendent Maryellen Elia said while it seems like a good idea for students to get more rest, it has a negative, domino effect.

“First of all you run multi-tiered runs of busses which means that elementary and middle schools would be greatly affected if you have the high school students start later,” Elia said.

Elia said those students would have to start earlier to accommodate bus schedules and most don't like the idea of elementary age children waiting for busses in the dark.

CLICK HERE to listen to Maryellen Elia's interview on AM Tampa Bay

 

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