CDC: School Days Starting Too Early

Most teens are not getting enough sleep because of early school start times, and Kansas is no different.

A new Centers of Disease Control report says the average school start time for public and middle school students in Kansas is a half-hour earlier than recommendations. The American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for middle schools and high schools to start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

The CDC report says teens who don’t get enough sleep have a higher risk for being overweight and depressed, and to use alcohol and drugs.

Salina USD 305 middle and high school students have one of the earliest starts to the day in the state, 7:30. Students return to the classroom next week.

Story from: Metro Source News