Schools in at least 20 states to delay bell times this year
School districts in at least 20 states will be ringing the first bell later this year according to the national non-profit organization Start School Later. These districts include nine in Pennsylvania and seven in Massachusetts.
“Start School Later Sacramento” high school students to attend professional lobbying training in an effort to pass legislation regarding later school start times.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A group of eight high school freshmen who are charter members of the Sacramento chapter of Start School Later will be attending two days of professional lobbying training, hosted by Capitol Seminars at McGeorge School of Law and Policy on April 12 and 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
Students will be available for questions/interviews at 2 p.m. on April 12, following their first day of lobbying training in Classroom B at the McGeorge School, 3200 Fifth Avenue in Sacramento.
Schools in at least sixteen states planning to push back start times this year
August 3, 2016
Schools in at least sixteen states are planning to ring the first bell later this fall, according to the national non-profit organization Start School Later.
Southern Maine April 11, 2016
In an historic collaboration, separate school boards in Southern Maine voted simultaneously to adopt later school day start times. Next school year, Biddeford, Dayton, and Saco, along with Thornton Academy, will be the first districts in the state to require compliance with CDC recommendations that middle and high school start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.