DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The school day will be restructured and start times changed for middle school students in Duluth Public Schools.
The school board made what the chairperson, Ann Wasson, called a "difficult" decision to restructure the middle day from seven periods to six.
The change will help to save almost a $1 million, but will mean students have fewer choices for elective classes.
The board also voted to change the start times of the schools.
All elementary schools will now start at 7:45 a.m., middle schools at 8:45 and high schools at 9:05.
The board chair says studies show older students need more sleep and the new start times will also help save money.
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