So, as we all know, the St. Paul Public School’s start and end times have changed for all elementary, middle, and high schoolers. Some people believe it’s for the better and some do not. Let us see…
The reason St. Paul Public Schools are changing times is because they have to maintain their three different bus systems and since they lost some buses, they have to have the buses leave all at different times.
Some parents are concerned for after school, and their children getting home later, and not having time for homework, and after school activities. I spoke with a few students about how they feel and many students agree it’s for the better.
Parents are saying that with the different times it’s difficult to bring multiple children to schools.
I met with one student in 10th grade, and they said that it’s nice to have an extra hour of sleep and getting home one hour later was not an issue. The sleep cycle is very important for us and really makes the difference but others don’t agree.
Another student says that waking up earlier is more refreshing and helps with the rest of the day. They also say the time change interferes with outside of school activities.
Now, we all know that Highland Park Senior High still has its fun clubs and activities, so at least it doesn’t change that, but we still have to deal with what seems to be an extra hour of our day, and that can make us very slow paced and tired if we don’t get enough sleep.
The district had been talking about changing the times, so they could eliminate busing costs, so they could move the money to something more practical.
Instead of being upset about the change we should embrace it. So, remember to get some good rest every night and manage your time well. Best of luck!