Early start times in question due to impact on teens

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Joanne Lipo Zovic got up after midnight on a recent weekday to find her daughter Haley, a senior at Shorewood High School, and some classmates still studying for an exam.

Haley, 17, does not have a first-hour class this semester, so she didn't have to start school until 8:33 a.m. — giving her at least a little extra sleep.

It's a schedule many think should be the norm. The Shorewood district has formed a committee of parents, students and School Board members to help it consider whether to join two other area schools, and hundreds of others around the country, in pushing back high school start times.

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