I’ve seen first hand as a high school educator how tired many of our students are at the beginning of the day. I feel strongly that should the AISD decide for a later start time, there would a direct positive impact on student performance in the classroom and on standardized testing. Transportation issues can be solved with some brainstorming. The AISD should be in the business of doing what is best for the students not what is easiest to maintain.
Kids now days are so mentally drained over what’s required they stay up worrying! The requirements take so much out of kids. A lot of kids who are actually very intelligent are failing because of the mental stress and they don’t get enough sleep. If these kids are willing to stay up studying, then they need to be given more time to get to school!