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Senator's Bill Would Require Monrovia Schools to Start Later In the Day


State Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Monrovia, has introduced Senate Bill 328, which would apparently affect Monrovia schools. It would require California school districts to start their middle and high school days no earlier than 8:30 a.m. A press release from Portantino's office says the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that time and says that the time change would increase attendance rates, raise grades, scores, student attention, and reduce car accidents, disciplinary actions, and cut down on students sleeping through lectures. I checked and it appears Monrovia High School begins its Period 0 at 7 a.m. and its Period 1 at 8 a.m. https://goo.gl/3SO6t1

- Brad Haugaard

4 comments:

  1. Geez, they're spending time micromanaging school start times while no one has been managing dam safety. I'm sure the folks from Oroville will sleep better in their Red Cross shelters knowing the legislature is on top of what time their kids need to be at school. Oh wait, they can't go to school; it's under threat of being wiped out by a dam failure.

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  2. Are they looking into bussing??? Most parents start work at 8 am , and,we are our children transportation to school. So either many children will be very early to school, or many parents will be late for work putting thier job on the line.

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  3. Is this really a pressing issue?

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  4. ah yes, the constant refrain of the complainer -- "don't think about anything I don't care about because of world hunger/infrastructure/do nothing because I hate government" -- and then their kid starts struggling in school and a doctor suggests "your kid would do better if they started later" -- or some other "non-pressing" issue and they complain "why doesn't anyone ever do anything about this?"

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