Wauwatosa School Board considers curfew for high school activities

CREATED Nov. 8, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov. 8, 2012

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WAUWATOSA- Whether it's rehearsals for the school musical, debate team prep or sports practices -- it seems like there's always something high school students are busy doing, and many of those activities go well into the night.

How late is too late?

Wauwatosa School Board President Michael Meier pondered that very question, and during a meeting this week, he asked his fellow board members if they should consider designating an "end time."

"The purpose was merely to ask the question whether regular rehearsals and practices and work sessions beyond 9:15 p.m. was something that was OK with families."

Meier suggested the idea that would have students depart the school by 9:45 p.m.

"We believe in being open-minded," says Meier to Newsradio 620 WTMJ "Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure."  Meier said he is always trying to improve high school life, and wants to solicit opinions on the matter.

School board member Tom Jarosz says he haven't heard any complaints from parents, so why bring this up.

"I don't think it's a family issue...I've never gotten a complaint," says Jarosz.  "To pass some type of a curfew is going to be pretty tough to enforce."

The issue will be tabled for now, unless the school district hears complaints from any parents.