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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ted Velkoff
A pair of counties in the D.C. suburbs are considering pushing back high school start times, potentially joining a number of districts around the country that have switched to later school days to improve student achievement.
Fairfax County School Board member Ted Velkoff said he is open to discussing later start times but said there are other factors at play in students' lack of rest, including poor sleep habits at home and traffic patterns and school boundaries that force longer commutes.
He said that while high school students need more rest, the community should weigh the issue carefully before deciding how to achieve that goal.