Saturday, June 21, 2003
Sunday NY Times: StudentsӒ Sleep is a Westport Issue
The Connecticut section of SundayԒs New York Times devotes almost two columns to letters from Westporters critical of the towns Board of Education for its refusal to reverse a money-saving decision regarding a school start time.
The letters, under the headline ғStudents Sleep is a Westport Issue,Ҕ were a follow-up to a Connecticut section story last week about Wiltons decision to delay the start time of its schools to allow students to get more sleep.
The Westporters are protesting the boardҒs decision to start Coleytown Middle School classes at 7:30 a.m. in the fall, a half hour earlier than now, in order to save $158,000 on transportation costs.
The start time of the towns other middle school, Bedford, remains 8 a.m.