CPS Considering Later High School Start Time

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( Cincinnati ) - The Cincinnati Public Schools district says it is considering the impact of a later school start time for high school students.

It cites the American Medical Association's suggestion that high school students should begin class no earlier than 8:30am, but the district says there are multiple elements to consider. A statement from CPS says such a change would require significant modification to the Metro bus schedule, and that could cost tens of millions of dollars. The district also says it realizes that a later start time means a later finish time, and that would have an effect on after school activities and jobs.

CPS has a public meeting scheduled to discuss the issue this Thursday, March 16, in the Banquet Room at Mayerson Academy, 2650 Highland Avenue at 6pm.

There's also a survey that students can fill out. Find that survey here

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