City Council to vote on school start times petition tonight

Village 14 regular Jeffrey Pontiff, who is a director of the group, submitted this.

The Newton City Council will consider a citizens’ petition (246-7) tonight (Monday Oct. 16) which reads:

“The City Council acknowledges the scientifically documented benefits of a later high school start time. The Council recognizes the paramount importance of the health and well-being of children, and as such supports the Newton Public Schools in taking action to delay high school start times.”

The petition is organized by, an organization that advocates for a