Local school officials react to Newsom bill on start times – Times-Herald

By Thomas Gase

Students in California will have an extra chance to hit the snooze button in the future due to legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, a proposal designed to improve educational outcomes by giving students more sleep.

California will become the first state in the nation to mandate later start times at most middle schools and high schools under bill SP 328, which would require the school day for middle schools and high schools, including those operated as charter schools, to begin no earlier than 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively, by July 1, 2022, or the date on which a school district’s or charter school’s respective collective bargaining agreement that is operative on January 1, 2020, expires, whichever is later, except for rural school districts.

Source: Local school officials react to Newsom bill mandating later school start times – Times-Herald

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