"AAST is pleased to release the AAST Position Statement for Support of the Start School Later Initiative. This position statement, supporting the efforts of Start School Later, Inc, outlines AASTs view on this important issue.
Given the compelling research currently available, AAST strongly recommends that school start times for middle and high school students be delayed to 8:30 AM or later to adequately accommodate student sleep requirements.
AAST President Rita Brooks commented that, “Support of this initiative is critically important for AAST as an organization whose members educate and assist in the follow-up care of patients with sleep disorders. Reinforcing the importance of sleep and advocating for later school start times is a necessary step in ensuring a more rested younger generation.”Continue reading the announcement here
The full context of the position statement can be found here
|"strongly recommends that school start times for middle and high school students be delayed to 8:30 AM or later"|