California Is Moving Closer to Later Start Times for Middle School and High School Students

Legislative Update:

Senate Bill 328 (Portantino) Pupil Attendance: School Start Time has cleared the Senate and is moving forward to the Assembly for consideration. If passed, thousands of teenagers would have a later school day start time that could significantly affect secondary education.  

The Bill would change the California Education Code (46148) to change school day times for Middle and High School students to 8:30 A.M.  It has been a somewhat controversial bill with teachers mostly objecting while parents seem to be open to the times aligning with Elementary School.  Studies have shown that teens would benefit from sleeping in later and that students could greatly benefit from the time change.  We will continue to follow this important bill and share updates. For more information on the bill, please click on the following link:


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Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Masters’ Degree in Education Technology from Cal State Fullerton in her 30’s. Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families as an Education Advocate in the Inland Empire and currently works as an Education Specialist.

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