AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Some students in Cherry Creek Schools will get to sleep in a little more when the next school year begins. The school board approved the start times on Monday evening.

The vote was unanimous at the Monday school board meeting.

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Elementary school students in Cherry Creek Schools will begin class around 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m.

Middle school students will move an hour later to just before 9 a.m.

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High school students will also start later from 7:10 a.m. to just after 8 a.m.

The changes come after a year long study based on scientific sleep data. The study shows that students perform better in schools depending on their age and when class begins.

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