CHICAGO (CBS) — A northwest suburban school district has laid out possible new start times that could give high school students more sleep.
Barrington Community Unit School District 220 has consulted with sleep experts, sent out questionnaires to parents, and held dozens of meetings about the potential schedule change.
An advisory panel has recommended students in the district start school no earlier than 8 a.m., and high schoolers in particular should start no earlier than 9 a.m.
The panel recommended three options for new start times at Barrington High School, to be presented to the school board next month: starting at 9 a.m., and ending at 3:18 p.m.; starting at 9:15 a.m. and ending at 3:33 p.m.; or starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:48 p.m.
The high school currently starts at 7:20 a.m.