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Davenport's new school start times have drawn support and criticism as the debate about the benefits continues among parents.

It includes those with students in private schools in Davenport.

The school district's bus contract gets private school kids to their stops.

When times changed for the public district, they had to change for all other schools.

Assumption High School will have its start time pushed a little later in the day from 7:45 to 8:10.

The other private schools would start even later, 8:45.

The changes have upset some parents.

Changing a morning routine is not always easy.

Students on the other hand, say change may be hard, but it may also be good.

School is out for the summer, but softball season is in full swing at Assumption High School. The games provide some work for ticket sellers Kirk Mommsen and Matt Randone. They feel afternoon sports and sports practices will be hurt by a later school start time.

"It might be hard getting homework done," says Mommsen.

He didn't even know Davenport's start time decision would affect Assumption. He doesn't take a bus because he drives to school.

"I didn't pay too much attention to it, I didn't realize it was going into effect, until not too long ago," says Mommsen.

Besides some negatives, Mommsen sees a bright side to the 8:10 start time. Notably, more time in the morning.

"The good thing about it is that we'll have more time in the morning, if we have practice, we'll have more time to shower and get ready for school," says Mommsen.

Once they're both back in class next year, Randone feels he'll do better.

"Usually my first period class I'm kind of in and out of class the whole time," says Randone.

It's a little tough focusing on Spanish lessons at 7:45 in the morning. Randone says he's much more awake for his second class of the day.

"Second period is usually when I would get up in the morning on a weekend anyway, around 8:30," says Randone.

Both say a changed start time offers mixed opportunities for Assumption. Some good and some bad. Mommsen's grade on the decision:

"I'll give it a B."

A "B" will work for now, as the private schools work on a survey for their parents. Polling parents on whether Davenport's start times are the right times for them.

The Davenport School District put a statement on its website about the new start times.

It says the final option chosen was a compromise.

Balancing a mixture of sleep study research, safety concerns, and public feedback to come up with the final bell times.

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