New School Start, End Times Approved In Boston

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Boston School Committee approved new start and end times on Wednesday night for schools across the city starting in the fall.

Superintendent Tommy Chang told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that most high schools will now start after 8 a.m., allowing the students more time to sleep in. 

"Our goal is to follow the policy as it states and put as many of our high schools as possible to start after eight," he said.

The plan will also see more elementary schools dismissing students before 4 p.m.

School Committee Chairman Michael O'Neil said it was time for a change.

"I do know the feedback that I personally have received as we have been evaluating this has been extremely positive in folks saying, 'Make a change, make a change, make a change,'" he said.

Officials are going from school to school Thursday to let each one know what their start and end times will be at the start of next school year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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