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Potsdam Central School officials are planning a later school start time for fifth through 12th grade students in the hopes that it results in an improvement in academics, discipline and social issues. ‘The genesis for this idea came after I did a large amount of research on sleeping patterns of adolescents,’ said PCS Superintendent Joann Chambers.

The likely options are making a single bus run or switching the start times for middle and high school with the start time for youngsters. Students in high school begin class at 7:35 a.m. and middle school pupils start at 7:25 a.m. Chambers would like to see that start time pushed back somehow. Elementary students begin their day at 8:30 a.m.

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