California middle and high school students could get to sleep in a little later starting in the 2022-2023 school year.
Senate Bill 328 would prevent high schools from starting the school day before 8:30 am. Middle schools wouldn’t be allowed to start before 8 am. A previous version of the bill put the start times for both no earlier than 8:30 am but the time was changed for middle schools in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The bill passed the Assembly Education Committee Wednesday by a vote of 4-1.
Rural counties would be exempt from specified start times.