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School start time debate

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 02:53s - Published
School start time debate

School start time debate

Some experts believe that pushing back school start times would be beneficial for some students.

Raising the Bar in Las Vegas.

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TIME TO RISE AND SHINE FORBEFORE THE SCHOOL BELL RINGS.IT TURNS OUT SOME GOVERNMENTAGENCIES BELIEVE THE TIMESCHOOL STARTS SHOULD CHANGE.13 ACTION NEWS ANCHOR CARLAWADE EXPLAINS PUSHING STARTTIMES COULD BE A CRUCIAL FACTORIN "RAISING THE BAR" ONEDUCATION.LEANN MCALLISTER IS THE PARENTOF A 15 YEAR OLD WHO HAS SOMELEARNING CHALLENGES.SO WHEN HE HAD TO MAKE UP ACLASS IN SUMMER SCHOOL SHEWASNT SURPRISED BY THAT.IT WAS THE 7 A-M START TIMETHAT DIDN'T SIT WELL WITH HER.TAKE SOT LEANN MCALLISTER/EXECDIRECTOR OF NV CHAPTER OFAMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS19:49;46 "SO THEY WANTED TOTAKE MY KID WHO ALREADYSTRUGGLES, ALREADHAS TROUBLESIN SCHOOL AND THEN THEY WANTEDTO ADD SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON TOPOF THAT!" 49;50 LEANN ISNTJUST A PROTECTIVE PARENT.SHE'S ALSO THE EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR OF THE NEVADA CHAPTEROF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OFPEDIATRICS.AND SHE'S MORE THAN FAMILIARWITH RESEARCH SHOWING LATERSCHOOL START TIMES...ESPECIALLYFOR TEENS..IMPROVES NOT ONLYHEALTH...BUT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE.TAKE SOT LEANN MCALLISTER/EXECDIRECTOR OF NV CHAPTER OFAMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS47:10 "IT'S BEEN ABOUT 5 YEARSSINCE THE CDC AND THE AMERICANACADEMYOF PEDIATRICS CAME OUTWITH VERY CLEAR GUIDLEINES THATTEENAGERS NOT START SCHOOLBEFORE 8-30 IN THE MORNING."(TAKE FULL SCREEN) BUT A LOTOF SCHOOLS DO.93 PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOLS AND83 PERCENT OF MIDDLE SCHOOLSACCORDING TO A SCHOOL HEALTHPRACTICES STUDY DONE IN 2014.(CONFIRM WITH DISTRICT)WHILE SCHOOL START TIMES VARY ALOT WITHIN C-C-S-D THATINCLUDES A LOT OF LAS VEGASHIGH SCHOOLS --MANY BEGINNINGCLASSES BEFORE 7-30 IN THEMORNING.THEY HAVE VERY EARLY STARTTIMES AT THE AGE THAT HEALTHEXPERTS SAY THEY NEED MORESLEEP THAN ADULTS.(TAKE FULL SCREEN) KIDSBETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18SHOULD HAVE 8 TO 10 HOURS OFSLEEP A DAY ACCORDING TO THEAMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEPMEDICINE.TAKE SOT LEANN MCALLISTER 47:17"AND IT'S BASED ON DECADES OFPRETTY SOLID MEDICAL RESEARCHAND SCIENCE THAT TEENAGERSCAN'T WILL THEMSELVES TO SLEEPEARLY AT NIGHT 47:22 TAKE SOTTERRENCE MCALLISTER/PEDIATRICIAN 59:15" WHEN KIDS AREN'TGETTING ENOUGH SLEEP WE KNOWTHAT THERE ARE BEHAVIORALCHANGES THAT ARE ASSOCIATEDWITH THAT , YOU CAN SEE IT INADULTS AS WELL BUT IT'SVERYPRONOUNCED IN KIDS WHENTHEY ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGHSLEEP." LEANN'S HUSBAND IS APEDIATRICIAN WHO HAS SPENT HIS20:00:03 "THEY ARE ABLE TOLEARN BETTER.THEY ARE ABLE TO RETAIN THATINFORMATION A LOT BETTER.20:00:08 "IT'S ALSO GOOD FORTHEM SOCIALLY BECAUSE THEY AREABLE TO INTERACT WITH THEIRPEERS BETTER." HE SAYS SCHOOLDISTRICTS THAT HAVE MOVED TOLATER START TIMES HAVE ALSOSEEN (TAKE FULL SCREEN)IMPROVED PERFORMANCE INEXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITES LIKESPORTS AND FEWER CAR CRASHESTAKE SOT TERRENCEMCALLISTER/PEDIATRICI AN 2:45"A LOT OF THESE KIDS WE ARETALKING ABOUT ADOLESCENTS THEYARE DRIVING THEMSELVES TOMCALLISTER 52:00 "IN THE 5YEARS THAT THE CDC AND THE APAHAS MADE THAT RECOMMENDATIONTHE TREND HAS BEEN TOWARDMOVING ALL SCHOOL TIMES TOLATER WITH OVERWHELMINGLYPOSITIVE RESULTS.SO, I THINK WEARE ONLY GOING TO SEE THE TRENDMOVING IN THAT DIRECTION."CARLA WADE, 13 ACTION NEWS.




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