Fairfax County Schools to allow some seniors to drop first period

At Oakton High School, its calm and quiet on Monday. But on Tuesday, students will head back to class.

Yet for some Fairfax County seniors, their school day could be a little different this year.

The school board passed a measure that will allow seniors this year who don't need their first class to graduate to drop up to two first period of classes.

The goal is to give them a later start time.

The students would be required to have their principal and parents sign off.
Students who chose the option wouldn't be able to ride bus.