Local high school students are fighting for their right to snooze.
The local "Sleep Club," which is made up of students from the , are gathering signatures to urge officials to start schools later.
"The reason we started Sleep Club was because we saw no real reason to keep the school times the way they currently are," wrote Jason Luque, the club's president, in an email. "Students are suffering from sleep deprivation because they do not rest the full nine hours they should every night."
To sign the petition, click here.
Students are gathering signatures for the cause all over the country, said Terra Ziporyn Snider, a spokesperson for the Sleep Club.
"We plan to present (the petition) to national leaders in Washington DC if we get enough signatures. We'd like at least 5,000," she said via email.
For more information on the movement to push back the school start time, click here.