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Letter: Sleep Deprived

To the Editor:

My name is Andrew and I am in 7th grade at South County Middle School. I am contacting you today about an important issue: FCPS high school start times. Because of where I live, I would have to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to get to the bus stop. I feel sleep deprived now waking up at 6:30 a.m. I would lose another hour in high school. I understand that the FCPS school board is considering a change in the start time. I am all for this change. It has been proven that sleep deprived teens get worse grades and are more accident-prone while driving. If the start time gets pushed back, FCPS students will be happier, safer, and they will get better grades. Please join me in support of pushing high school start times back.

Andrew Jones

Fairfax Station