Weston May Change High School Start Time So Teens Can Get More Sleep

07/27/2012 05:18 pm ET
  • Calvin Hennick The Boston Globe

Teenagers in Weston may be able to score a little extra shut-eye each morning starting in the 2013-2014  school year, depending on the findings of a local committee set up to study changing the high school’s start time.

“Teenagers need a lot, a lot of sleep,” said Weston schools Superintendent Cheryl Maloney,  a member of the committee looking into changing the start time. “They’re exhausted, and they’re growing. Their body needs that rest in order to support this phenomenal physical, emotional, intellectual growth that’s happening.”

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