Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Parents Balk at Time Change.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Andrew Webb Journal Staff Writer

Feedback From Alameda Strongly Against Plan

Parents at Alameda Elementary School on Thursday overwhelmingly voiced disapproval of a proposal to have students start classes a half hour earlier.

Most of the 30 parents in attendance seemed unswayed by testimony by the Albuquerque Public Schools research department and faculty from Los Ranchos Elementary, which switched to an earlier schedule 25 years ago.

"I feel like APS is diving headfirst without giving enough time to this," said Stacy Schroeder, whose daughter, Katie, is in the third grade at Alameda. "This scientific sleep data isn't conclusive enough. …

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