District takes steps to ensure more sleep for teens

By  | 

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Lawrence, Kan., is making plans for its high schools to start 25 minutes later next school year. That's because research shows teens need the sleep.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that school board member Rick Ingram research that indicates it improves academic performance, attendance and graduation rates while reducing tardiness, teen vehicle accident rates and sports injuries.

It's estimated that the change will add $100,000 per year to district transportation costs.