Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation into law Sunday mandating later start times at most public schools.
The new law prohibits middle schools from starting before 8 a.m. and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m.
According to some medical experts, when school starts later, children are healthier and perform better.
Research shows that teenagers need eight to 10 hours of sleep per night to be healthy.
For example, Bishop’s HSMS would be unaffected with their 8:15 starting time. However BUHS would need to change their 8:15 starting time.
Districts will have three years to shift their start times.
California is currently the only state in the Union to require later start times at most public schools.
It doesn’t matter what the Governor legislates where schools are concered. Teacher pay is legislated and they ignore that everytime they go on strike.
Old Timer……it doesn’t make a difference at all, IMO……just the “new American way”….where EVERYTHING has to change,almost on a monthly, and definitely on a yearly basis…with just about everything…seemingly not able to just leave things alone…from technology to rules and regulations, televisions, phones…services companies offer….Right now, I’m personally looking for… Read more »
Inyolocal…..Do you REALLY think Governor Newsome’s intent is to make things harder for the middle working class with this ?…and do even think it’ll make much difference with things ?..I live near the middle school in town,and for the past 19 years that I’ve been living there,school starts for them… Read more »
But Mr. Dennison, if so, what difference does it make? The state has way bigger problems then worrying about when teenagers start school. Also what bonehead liberal study says it only benefits teens (as opposed to all children) to start later? What about work? How about mandating later start times… Read more »
Our Governor needs to focus on helping get these kids get properly educated for whatever carrier they choose. Bishop High has made great strides in that area and I hope the continue doing so.
Starbucks ought to love this one!
I have teenagers in my house (please pity me) they could care less about how much sleep they get, in fact one of them claims the more sleep they get the harder it is to get up. Starting school later will not have any effect on the little “angels” amount… Read more »
Great, more nanny state control. Another thorn in the side of working parents. Most parents start work at 8 and this will cause one more headache for them. Maybe that’s the intent. Seems this state wants to knock down the middle class, tax paying, law abiding citizen every chance they… Read more »