The board’s ruling on school start times marks the end of a roughly yearlong debate that included community meetings, surveys, a consultant-led study of the start-time issue, several different proposed scheduling scenarios, and a superintendent recommendation, reports the Anchorage Daily News.

Some board members said Monday that the proposed changes to school start times would cause serious disruption across the Anchorage community, including students with after-school jobs and families who may not have the resources to make adjustments.