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Should CPS High Schools Start Later In The A.M.?


Cincinnati Public Schools is studying the impact of a later school start time for high school students. As part of this process, CPS held a community meeting and surveyed students.

The American Medical Association encourages middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to benefit the health of young people. But a later school start time also means a later end time, which could hinder after school activities and work schedules. It also could impact Cincinnati Metro's bus schedule at a significant cost.

Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss high school start times are Cincinnati Public Schools Board Member Eve Bolton; and Professors of Pediatrics within the Division of Behavioral Medicine at with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Dr. Monica Mitchell; and Dr. Dean Beebe.

Before the show airs at 1 p.m. May 2, weigh in with your thoughts on this idea by taking our Facebook poll

And tune in to "Cincinnati Edition" starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.