There is a growing trend nationwide to start schools later for older students in order to better coincide with the natural sleep cycles of teenagers.

According to, starting on November 1st the Portsmouth School Board will begin the voting process on weather or not they should make start times later for middle and high school.

Man, do I wish this was something being considered back when I was in high school!

So what do you think about later start times for Portsmouth middle and high schools? Take our poll below!

If you would like to attend the public hearing on this issue it will take place at the Portsmouth High School on November 15th.