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Monday, February 13 2017

A California state senator on Monday introduced legislation that would likely result in many schools beginning classes at a later start time.

Under Senate Bill 328, school districts would be required to implement a start time of no earlier than 8:30 a.m. at middle and high schools, according to a news release from State Sen. Anthony Portantino, who proposed the legislation.

Monday, February 13 2017

Today, Senator Anthony Portantino introduced SB 328 which will require California school districts to start their middle and high school days no earlier than 8:30 am.

“Every year we discuss as parents, educators, and legislators, best practices and interests of the children and education? Well data is clear; starting the school day later improves the quality of education, health and welfare of our children. So let’s do it” said Sen. Portantino.

Monday, February 13 2017

New California legislation may be a boon to tardy teens.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, introduced a bill Monday that would prohibit middle and high schools from starting classes before 8:30 a.m. Citing a recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Portantino says school districts that push back the school day start see an increase in attendance rates, grade point averages and test scores, among other benefits.

Thursday, February 9 2017

Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino introduced SB 275 that gives the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office the ability to assess single-family homes within the 710 corridor appropriately. Keeping properties affordable in the 710 corridor has been the goal and intent of the state legislature since passing the Roberti Bill in 1979.

Thursday, February 9 2017

Longtime public schools supporters Ellen and Anthony Portantino will be among those feted at a special breakfast event Feb. 22 in Arcadia as this year's La Cañada Unified School District Golden Apple Award recipients. The award is considered one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by the Assn.