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Davenport School Leaders Vote On High School Start Time

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     In the Davenport school district board members decided on changes for high school start times for next year. There were a couple of options to consider. The board passed option one with a 4-2 vote, approving the 8:30 a.m. start time for high schoolers. 

     The school board is trying to balance the learning time for each school, getting them in line with each other to give all kids the same time in a classroom.

     "It's hard as a board member to sit here and listen to the compelling arguments that you students and the public have made and say that I hear it. But I think that the research and I think that the work that the administration has done has led us in the right direction," said Richard Clewell, a school board member.

    Davenport schools held several public input meetings on the start times issue to hear comments and concerns from families. A lot of concerns were over how much sleep students would get and how many class periods student athletes would miss.
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