Some High Schoolers May Get to Sleep In Thanks to New Policies
Health concerns regarding sleeping patterns, especially for children, have school board members asking if school should start later.
In Sacrmento, one school has already made the push to have students arrive later. Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School now has an 8:30 a.m. start time. Previously classes began at 8:05 a.m.
With positive results of the change coming to light, other Sacramento-area schools are contemplating similar changes. However, teacher contracts, bus transportation costs, and several other factors need to be taken into account with these decisions.
Earlier this year SB 328 was introduced which would mandate all middle and high schools across the state not start class any sooner than 8:30 a.m.
Read more at The Sac Bee.