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Paly day length to be announced Monday

Original post made on May 2, 2008

Palo Alto High School Principal Jacqueline McEvoy will announce a decision Monday on the school's bell schedule, which determines day length and starting time, she said this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 2, 2008, 11:47 AM

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Posted by Tip and Ring
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Later start times sound like a great idea. Sleep in, get to school later, start homework later, finish homework later. Oops! It looks like the same cycle of not enough time but later.


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Posted by Jonathan
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Understandably you would view it in that manner, and many may feel the whole notion is just an excuse for procrastination, but later start times has science to back up the case, and don't forget common sense- If we were more awake for our classes, and more awake when we are completing our homework, then our grades go up, property values rise, and we are all happy (just kidding about the latter part of that).

Sure, people may not use the extra time efficiently, but it wasn't meant for them- it was meant for the ones who have sports practices until 8 or 9 pm and when they get home, have dinner, and start their homework, it's already closing in on midnight. It is meant for those of us who don't abuse the little time extra that we have.


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Posted by Outsourcing 101
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 5, 2008 at 8:37 am

This sounds like a fantastic idea. Sleep more. Outsource more.
Is this an idea paid for by the Chinese Govt.



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Posted by CANDICE
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 5, 2008 at 10:00 am

WHY CANN'T THE KIDS START EVERY DAY AT 8:45 AND HAVE CLASSES GO LATER IN THE DAY? THAT WAS THE SCHEDULE ROUTINELY AT MOST SCHOOLS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND GUSESS WHAT? THERE WAS TIME FOR BREAKFAST AND A MORE RELAXED FAMILY START TO THE DAY? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?!
PAY ATTENTION TO THE STUDIES-KIDS NEED SLEEP -NOT CONTINUAL STRESS- THEY ARE THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED-


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Posted by what is the schedule?
a resident of Southgate
on May 5, 2008 at 4:53 pm

So, what is the bell schedule?


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