Biddeford, Saco, Dayton to push back start times for middle, high school students

Biddeford, ME has made the change:

“Citing a desire to give students a better chance to learn, the school boards of Biddeford, Saco and Dayton agreed Wednesday to push back start times for middle and high school students to 8:30 a.m. or later. The joint meeting at Pepperell Mill drew dozens of parents and medical professionals, who presented data that suggests teenagers who begin their school day at 8:30 a.m. or later learn better, live healthier lifestyles, are less prone to athletic injuries and less likely to engage in risky behaviors. No one from the public spoke against the proposal.”

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