California State PTA co-sponsored SB 328 (Portantino), for later school start times is now before Governor Newsom.
Please take a moment to ask our Governor to sign this bill to improve the health, safety and success our students throughout California.
Please ask the Governor-- in considering this legislation--to ask this one simple question: What is best for our students?
Based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control, SB 328 would require middle and high schools to start later in order to 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.
Please ask Governor Newsom to put the needs of our students first.
SB 328 (Portantino) will require that high schools in California start classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m. – and no earlier than 8 a.m. for middle schools.
Leading experts in scientific research, public health, medicine, sleep medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, and preventive medicine say:
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:
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