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Eastern Sierra News for July 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

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.


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