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.READ MORE: 'Unthinkable Loss': 2 Cousins Drown While Skipping Rocks At Waldo Lake In Brockton
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.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 494 New COVID Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
“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.MORE NEWS: Keller @ Large: Candidate Jon Santiago Says Boston Mayoral Race 'Transcends Politics'
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports