Patch News: California State Senator Wants Schools to Start Later For Teens

February 17, 2017

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA — Any parents with teenagers know just how hard it is to wake them up for school in the morning. That is a why a Southern California lawmaker introduced a bill this week to start middle and high school classes later.

The bill by state Sen. Anthony Portantino, a Democrat from La Canada Flintridge, would require school districts in the state start their middle and high school days no earlier than 8:30 a.m. in accordance with a recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics....(View Full Text)