This decision was made in part because the administration said they believed that giving more students more time to rest in the morning would decrease tardies and hopefully give the students more time to wake up before coming to class. This has resulted in both negative and positive outcomes.
On a positive note, most students appreciate being able to sleep in for a while longer. Also, some students have had an easier time staying awake in class and getting to school on time. Furthermore, there is more time for breakfast and preparation for the day. All of these newly available privileges are a great addition to our daily lives, but for every good thing, there are also bad.
Some of the more negative affects on students have a large impact. For those who have jobs, work schedules that began at 4:00pm now have to be pushed back or strained to make. Also, some students are flustered with the time difference because of their personal schedules for homework and chores. Because of this time change, city bus schedules and the time frames that parents or guardians are available to pick their kids up is affected. For others who have after school activities, are still at school from 5:00pm and beyond.
Because the school’s schedule has changed, both positive and negative aspects have derived from it. Whether this change was for the better or for otherwise is in the opinion of the students and its affect on their academic and personal lives.
“Accept who you are to you, not who you are to us.”-David Collins, Opinion Editor