BOSTON (CBS) – City councilors will meet Monday to discuss the possibility of pushing back the start time for Boston high schools.

Nearly half of Boston’s high schools currently start their day at 7:30 a.m.

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As a result, some students need to be out the door by 6 o’clock.

Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens that research shows this may be too early for students.

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“Studies have shown conclusively that teenagers particularly need more sleep, function better, are more helpful if they’re able to get a little bit more sleep,” said O’Malley.

The council’s Committee on Education will meet Monday to discuss potential changes to the start time.

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports