To: Dorsey Hopson, Superintendent, Shelby County Schools

Later Start Times for High Schoolers

There is overwhelming data showing teens need more sleep. When high schools start at 7:00 AM many students are not fully prepared to start their day.

Why is this important?

My son attends Central High School and getting up at 6:00 is quite difficult. He has trouble going to sleep earlier. Check out this recent New York Times article: