Fairfax school officials to hear teen sleep report
The $143,000 study, which commenced in April, is examining the cost, logistics and feasibility of altering the bell schedule in Fairfax, where some teenagers board buses beginning at 5:45 a.m. and classes start at 7:20 a.m.
I could go all get-off-my-lawn here and tell you that in my day, my first class was at 7:35 and I turned out fine, but I won’t. You know why? Because it was awful, and by lunch I couldn’t even remember what I did that morning, almost without exception. In fact, even though I liked high school overall and had a lot of high school related fun, I spent a LOT of time back then just waiting for things to end and trying not to fall asleep.
I still dragged myself out of bed every Thursday to go out to breakfast though, because… because pancakes.