Nap time's over for some Alabama kindergartners

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Nap time's over for some Alabama kindergartners.

School systems throughout the state are doing away with the 30-minute afternoon snooze because they say it wastes valuable instruction time.

Henry County Schools phased out nap times for kindergarten students this year and replaced them with a 30-minute rest/reading time.

The state adopted a new data-driven reading series this year and continues to push the Alabama Reading Initiative in schools.

Henry County School Superintendent Dennis Coe recently polled superintendents of other school districts and found that few of them still had nap time.

Headland Elementary School Principal Faye Shipes said she's only received a few negative comments from parents about the new policy.

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