Lawrence considering later start times for high school

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The Lawrence school district will survey whether students, parents and staff would support starting high school classes later in the morning.

Lawrence Deputy Superintendent Anna Stubblefield said the surveys will be sent no later than Nov. 12. A phone survey of randomly selected parents also will be conducted.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports phone and online surveys done last school year showed wide support for the change among district parents and high school staff.

The district surveys will ask respondents if they prefer keeping the high school start time at 8:05 a.m. and release time at 3:10 p.m. It will also propose possible changes, such as from 8:30 a.m. and 3:35 p.m., or 9 a.m. and 4:05 p.m.

School board member Rick Ingram says the district will consider the possible challenges of the changes.