6. If Woodland Middle School students leave school later in the day, won't they go to bed later so they are actually not getting as much sleep?
When a child goes to bed at night is ultimately a parent decision.
There is a difference between going to bed and going to sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics that indicate children 6 to 12 years of age need 9 to 12 hours of sleep a night while those 13 to 18 years of age need 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night. A typical middle school student does not go to “sleep” until 10:30 or 11 p.m.