As such, the Americana Academy of Pediatrics has stated that high schools should start after 8:30 a.m.Later start times lead to more favorable academic results, according to several studies, and schools around the country including in Berkley and Dearborn have employed later start times.
However, the average school start time is 8:03 a.m.There are concerns about how the change might affect younger students, as the time change for high schoolers would result in a change of bus schedules in the district.
This would result in younger students at several elementary schools having to wake up earlier, as well as potentially walking in the dark, according to.
The later end time might also affect sports practices and other after-school activities for high school students.The plan would lead to a reduction of 30 bus routes, resulting in savings of $814,717.
The Detroit Federation of Teachers toldthey plan to discuss the plan with the district soon.