Should School Start Times Be Later In The Morning?
Do you have trouble getting your High School kids up early to head into school? Should the school day start later in the morning?
That will be a question that area schools might have to answer after California has become the first state to legally move the start of school to later in the morning.
A new law passed in California will allow students to sleep in a little bit more.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law that mandates that Middle School will start classes at 8 am while High School will start at 8:30 am or later.
The schools will still be allowed to offer optional early classes.
The ruling will go into effect on July 1st, 2022 or when a school's collective bargaining agreement expires.
The move to a later start time for High Schoolers is in line with new research saying that for teenagers to get the most rest, school should not start any earlier then 8:30 am.
Would you be in favor of a later start to school?