There's a new push to let some students in Virginia sleep in a little longer.
There are 25 high schools in Fairfax County. School starts at 7:20 a.m., forcing some students to leave the house as early as 5:45 a.m. to catch the bus.
There are several proposals focusing on pushing back the start time between 30 and 45 minutes.
About 2,000 parents responded online to a call to the community for ideas about the way students should be educated in the future. The majority of them said they would back a later starting time.
The theory is that more sleep for students could translate into better overall performance.
In 2009, a survey found that 63 percent of parents, 72 percent of staff members and 70.7 percent of students opposed substantially changing start times, according to schools spokesman Paul Regnier.