- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Salt Lake City School District is considering starting a later start time for its high schools.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Onk3iG) that the district is surveying to parents on whether to push back the 7:45 a.m. start time to 8 a.m. or later.

Superintendent McKell Withers says the school board likes the idea, but wants to know what conflicts it might create in family schedules.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a start time before 8:30 a.m. can keep teens from getting the sleep they need, but most U.S. schools begin earlier than that.

Later start times make the school day end later too, which can pose a problem for after-school activities like sports and choir.

The board is slated to discuss the issue on Tuesday.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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