Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Board Oks Later Start for High School

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Board Oks Later Start for High School

Article excerpt

High school students in Peters will have a little more time to get to class this fall.

The school board on Feb. 20 unanimously approved changing the start time to 7:45 a.m. for the 2018-19 school year. The new start time is 15 minutes later than previous years. The school day will end at 2:35 p.m.

District spokeswoman Shelly Belcher said the administration started looking at the later start time a few months ago and has met with parent groups, teachers and students.

Ms. Belcher said one reason the later start time will work is because the district will be adding extra bus runs in the morning.

"Right now, the earliest students get picked up at 6:30 a.m.," Ms. Belcher said. Next year, the earliest students will be picked up closer to 7 a.m.

The additional bus runs will cost the district between $20,000 and $30,000. …

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