New school start times frustrate some parents

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By Brian Slattery

Flipping elementary schools from early to late start times created a need for before-school care programs for working parents.

Jennifer Jordan, a social services director at a nursing/rehabilitation facility, has a daughter going into second grade at Bolivia Elementary School.

When the elementary schools opened early, at 7:50 a.m. last year, she cold drop off her daughter and get to work by 8:30 a.m.

But switching the elementary schools to a start time of 8:45 a.m. made her morning schedule impossible.

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