Start School Later
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Forcing children to walk and drive to school in pre-dawn darkness is creating safety hazards, unnecessary traffic and students being dismissed before parents leave work.
Schools in the UK are testing 10am start times and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended adolescents start school later to increase academic performance because developing minds require more sleep.
Early school start times are a national public health concern with consequences impacting children, families, and the country at large.
This is a call to action for students, parents, educators, health professionals, and public officials to petition the Ministry Of Education to #StartSchoolLater for a safer healthier Jamaica.
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