Boston: Late start/early dismissal for "medically fragile students or students with autism"

Dec 7, 2017, Boston Herald: School start times to be announced today City students are expected to know today their new bell start and end times for next year after a team of MIT researchers using 100 computers worked overnight to find the best solution for the Hub’s 125 schools. … The new policy aims to increase the number of high school kids starting after 8 a.m., increase the number of elementary school students dismissed before 4 p.m. and assign schools with higher numbers of medically fragile students or students with autism to bell times reflective of their needs and reinvest money from the changes back into classrooms. It will be reviewed every five years.