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New Fairfield mulls school start time change

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The battle for determining school start times wages on in New Fairfield after the school board unanimously voted to appoint at least one member as a liaison to a "school start time’s committee."

The group of parents are hoping to change start times to better align with students' sleep schedules.

The middle school students' day now starts at 7:50 a.m. and high schoolers start classes at 7:19 a.m.

Some parents argue starting classes any time before 8:30 a.m. can have a "detrimental impact" on students' health and safety.

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