Greenwich schools consider later start times

A public forum will be held tonight at Western Middle School to consider later start times for the middle schools and high school.

A public forum will be held tonight at Western Middle School to consider later start times for the middle schools and high school. (10/13/15)

GREENWICH - The first of four public forums this month on school start times is set for tonight at 7 p.m. at Western Middle School. 

Greenwich Public Schools are considering pushing back their start times, but are first looking for feedback.

Interest in later start times has grown since the American Academy of Pediatrics last year recommended that middle school and high school students not start classes before 8:30 a.m.

Classes at Greenwich High School and the district's three middle schools start at 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.

Tonight, the superintendent is hosting one of four public forums.

People will be able to ask questions and weigh in on whether they think school should start later than it does now.

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