Proposed start times at Lyman Gilmore a bad idea |

Proposed start times at Lyman Gilmore a bad idea

Nevada Union High School plans to, or already has, moved its starting time to 8:30 a.m. I’m a Lyman Gilmore student and this is unfair because my bus ride is one hour already. So if we take their offer of starting school at 10 a.m., I’d get off the bus at 6 p.m. — past my dinner time of 5 p.m., which gives me no time to go outside which is a big problem for children who already spend their afternoons playing video games. If we take the 7 a.m. time slot, we will get up near 5 a.m. in the morning — too early for us. We will be too tired to learn in class, which takes down our chances for college. I’d expect NU to be able to wake up at 5:30 a.m. in the morning with ease since most have been doing this for years. If we ride with them we will be exposed to their inappropriate behaviors, so maybe with your help we can get them to change this idea.

Isabel Harrison, sixth grade

Grass Valley

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