Many students in the Bend-La Pine School District headed back to the classroom on Tuesday.
And it was an earlier start than usual for elementary school students thanks to the district’s new start times.
The change comes after nearly two years of discussion about the costs and benefits of starting later. The Bend-La Pine district has now joined districts across the country and right here in Oregon that have pushed back start times due to recent studies suggesting it could promote graduation rates to allow that extra hour of sleep, especially for high schoolers.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohana was up with the sun and a local family today to find out what it takes to get not just one, but two elementary school kids out the door on time.