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Salt Lake City High Schools To Start An Hour Later This Fall

Beginning this Fall, Salt Lake City high schools will start an hour later, thanks to a unanimous decision made by the Salt Lake City School Board.According to a report from FOX 13, classes will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Classes are currently starting at 7:45. The hope is that students will be able to get more sleep before class.


Melissa Ford, the Salt Lake City School Board President, said she believes the benefits will outweigh her concerns of the schedule change interfering with student’s other responsibilities, such as jobs, siblings or after school activities. 


According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the school board has been studying this change for over a year. The Logan City School District is the only other district in northern Utah with a start time after 8 a.m.

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