By Marissa Perlman
Lawmakers are once again pushing to require middle and high schools across the state to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
They say data shows later start times means more sleep, and therefore higher attendance and better grades for students. Governor Jerry Brown shut down the bill last year, but now there’s hope Governor Gavin Newsom will think differently.
The Vacaville Unified School District has had a later start time for a full year. They could serve as a model for schools across Northern California if this legislation passes.