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The research is clear: Later school start times improve the health, safety and academic success of students. California State PTA supports SB328 to change middle and high school start times in California to no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The bill does not prevent districts from offering zero period. We need your help to support this bill!
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- Rocky Chavez (Oceanside) ad76.asmrc.org/ District Office: 804 Pier View Way, Suite 100, Oceanside, CA 92054 | 760-433-7601
- Todd Gloria (San Diego) a78.asmdc.org/ District Office:1350 Front Street, Suite 6054, San Diego, CA 92101 Tel: (619) 645-3090; Twitter: @AsmToddGloria
- Shirley Weber (San Diego) a79.asmdc.org/ District Office: 1350 Front Street Suite 6046, San Diego, CA 92101; Tel: (619) 531-7913; Facebook www.facebook.com/ShirleyWeberCalliforniaStateAssembly
Background: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Studies show that adolescents who don’t get enough sleep often suffer physical and mental health problems, an increased risk of automobile accidents and a decline in academic performance.” The AAP recommends “middle and high schools delay the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later.”
The Center for Disease Control and the American Medical Association agree that these schools should start later. This “will align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty.”