What Time Does School Start?

Changes are coming for the 2022 - 2023 School Year


  This year a new law called SB-328 passed in California  which requires high schools to start at 8:30. It will take effect in the 2022 – 2023 school year. Middle schools will start at 8:00.  

“I think it’s great because you get more sleep to be focused in class because you will be more awake,” freshman Samantha Gonzalez said.   “Teachers will benefit from it too.”    

Lawmakers may have many different reasons why students would benefit from the new law. According to the website CalMatters, (www.calmatters.org ) some studies also show later start times lead to higher student learning outcomes.

“It’s good for kids, ” freshman Ariana Montano said.  “With more sleep kids cans improve their grades and have a good attitude towards others and school.”