- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Campbell County school trustees have agreed to postpone discussions about moving school start times after receiving pushback from residents and parents.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://bit.ly/1GXj9M0 ) trustees decided Tuesday to delay looking at the proposal to move back start times for elementary, junior high and high school students.

Their decision comes after more than 200 people attended meetings earlier this month, with none of the residents speaking in favor of the change. Some parents threatened to elect new trustees if the start times were moved.

School officials, in their effort to bring the proposal forward, had cited studies and recommendations showing students would benefit from more sleep.

Trustees say they will now focus on other issues, including opening a new high school and capacity issues in junior high schools.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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