Taunton (MA) School Committee to study later school start times

Taunton joins the growing list of Massachusetts schools studying later start times:

“It’s only under discussion, so don’t set your alarm clocks for a later start to the school day, Taunton students. Not yet, anyway. The Taunton School Committee is exploring whether or not to start classes later than the current schedule. Pediatrician Dr. Eric J. Ruby spoke to school board members and school administrators about the need for children and teens to get 8½ to 9½ hours of sleep a night, the doctor said. Recently, Easton joined other Massachusetts communities, such as Duxbury, in opting for a later start to the school day. Taunton High School students begin classes before 7:30 a.m.”

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