Wis. High School Students Seek 'Sleep Late' Privileges

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

High school student representatives addressed members of the Elmbrook School Board on Tuesday to pitch a tough sell: leaving school early.

Jessica Schmeling, a senior student council member at Brookfield Central, helped draft a proposal that would allow qualified seniors to leave campus during a school block period.

Schmeling unveiled the senior privilege incentive to School Board members for the first time, and with the help of the Brookfield East student council, will present a final proposal at the March 26 meeting.

"What we want to try to do is create an incentive program for freshmen, sophomores and seniors," Schmeling said. "What we plan on implementing is a program already in place at Arrowhead or Tosa East." Seniors maintaining a certain grade point average and sustaining good attendance records would qualify for the program.

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