Mendon High School Start time Change

Mendon High School Start time Change

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Ben Affronti started this petition to Pittsford Central School District

Lets face it, adolescents need sleep.

Countless studies prove students who attend high school with early start times perform worse academically and experience a decline in their mental health. The CDC states that students who start high school earlier in the day are more likely to partake in drugs and alcohol, have symptoms of depression and anxiety, and increased risk of obesity. The Pittsford Central School District is no stranger to this issue. The early start times have been called into question by school administrators, students, and faculty.

Many argue a later start time would impact sports and other after-school activities. However, this argument is misguided. In Pittsford after-school sports have a one hour study hall between the time school ends at 2:20 and practice starts at 3:30. I propose Pittsford reduce the  time  between when classes end and practices begin. I suggest we start school around 8:30, as recommended by the CDC, and end classes around 3:10. This would still leave time for students to study between school and practice.

Support the movement and aid those who the Pittsford Central School District claims they value the most- their students and staff.

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