All high schools in Ohio must start later than 8:30am

All high schools in Ohio must start later than 8:30am

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Natalie Little started this petition to Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and

Students in high school have to get up at around 5:00-5:30 depending on the school. They will typically stay up later is they have a job that may end at around 10:00 pm or 11:00 pm. If we move the school time back to 9:00 then students will have more energy in schools and get better grades. Students would also have more time to do homework in the mornings and students are stressed out enough because they don't get enough sleep. Some students struggle to stay awake during classes because they don't get enough sleep during the night. Generation Z is more likely to have depression which can cause them to be more tired due to lack of sleep than students who don't have depression who get the same amount of sleep but aren't as tired. Doctors say that is we start school later than 8:30 it will decrease the risk of children and teenagers not getting a full night's sleep which affects their health, safety, and academic performance. Studies have suggested that starting school later can benefit teenagers and adolescences by boosting their academic performance and making then remain healthy. They would also be less likely to miss school or show up late. AASM states that teenagers should get 8-9 hours of sleep, however, nearly 70% of students report getting only 7 hours or less. This is because as children go through puberty, their brains began to produce melanin on a delayed scheduled. When students lose too much sleep, it will affect their school performance, they are at a higher risk for depression and obesity, cardiovascular problems, and risk-taking behaviors. This is why high schools should start at the earliest, 8:30 am.

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