Some Parents Worry About Daylight Change

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As Congress voted to extend daylight-saving time, some parents and school administrators worried about the children who would end up waiting for school buses in the morning darkness. Mark Sanders, superintendent of the Valley Springs School District in northern Arkansas, said some school bus routes in his rural area are more than an hour long. "These younger kids are the ones I'm concerned about," Sanders said. "We've got parents going to work, and we've got those kids standing out waiting for the bus. I hate to see it. I think they're making a mistake." Congress on Friday gave final approval to a bill that includes a four-week expansion of daylight-saving time in an effort to save energy. If President Bush signs it, most Americans would see their clocks "spring forward" the second Sunday of March and "fall back" the first Sunday of November, beginning in 2007. Daylight-saving time now starts on the first Sunday of April and ends the last Sunday of October.