Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Schools' Start Time Criticized.(Schools)

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

Survey: Most Parents Prefer No Change

Parents of Roosevelt Middle School and A. Montoya Elementary School students said in informal surveys conducted by the schools last week that they don't want school start times to change.

Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Brad Allison has proposed that later elementary school start times be switched with earlier high school start times because national sleep research shows elementary school students learn better early in the morning while high school students learn better later in the day.

The 12 schools in the Manzano High School cluster, which includes three East Mountains schools, are considering the schedule change. …

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