California Becomes The First State To Push Back School Start Times | TODAY

  • Published on Oct 14, 2019
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that will require public schools to have later start times. Middle schools will begin classes at 8 a.m. or later while high schools will start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Sheinelle Jones reports for TODAY.
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  • Rangervargas 2.0
    Rangervargas 2.0 10 days ago

    I live in California but I’m in a private school so I don’t think it applies for me

  • Kosta Starr
    Kosta Starr 13 days ago

    Their gonna push back the start time and my school is gonna end at 4 pm smh.

  • Furret Boi with a gun
    Furret Boi with a gun 18 days ago

    when tell me now pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee my eyes hurt i need sleep, wait 8am? thats no different from before, for my school anyways

  • Mike Ammenwerth
    Mike Ammenwerth 20 days ago

    How about good parenting??? Set a curfew for your kid! Let’s encourage non-responsible behaviors like staying up late on school nights. Find a cure for LIBERISM!!!

  • joe momma
    joe momma 20 days ago

    Good thing he didn't Waste any time on the homeless issue.

  • Donna Mcdonald
    Donna Mcdonald 21 day ago

    This is so overdue! The National Sleep Foundation has been recommending this for a while.

  • flash kick
    flash kick 22 days ago

    Recall Gavin Newsom on this official petition. There's 2 official recall petition forms. Let's sign this one as it has the most signed petitions so far.

  • kathy33025
    kathy33025 23 days ago

    Tell that to my 7yr olds elementary school in south florida that starts at 7:50am 😖

  • k barn
    k barn 23 days ago

    the fact that they “pushed it back” but the times are still 8 & 8:30 is sorta ridiculous!! y’all really expect too much out of us like we’re just tryna live

  • Karen M
    Karen M 23 days ago +1

    Should have been done a long long time ago. Nine a.m. is the earliest they should have ever started school. Ever.

  • RedRose7997
    RedRose7997 23 days ago

    Makes sense. Even workplaces for adults are having later or staggered start times.

  • dirtyzombiedude
    dirtyzombiedude 23 days ago

    And work schedules are what non existent?

  • Princess silvia
    Princess silvia 23 days ago

    I think it should apply to work shifts.... everyone would benefit from a later start ...more focus...more productive ... like studies suggest

  • Vividora14
    Vividora14 24 days ago

    California is not the first to do this. The high schools I attended in Dallas, TX didn't start until 9:15 am and it's been that way for over 10 years!

  • Mary Daniels
    Mary Daniels 24 days ago

    Wait Florida middle School starts at 930, elementary 830, highschool 730

  • Jon Dough
    Jon Dough 25 days ago

    Preparing failures.. hard working people wake up early.

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 20 days ago +1

      There is no pride in damaging your physical health. You try to be healthy, and THEN work hard. They would work HARDER if they had the energy too. What a stupid comment. Most jobs do not require any cognition like school did.

  • CitizenX3639
    CitizenX3639 25 days ago

    Poor babies, what they going do when they have to get up and work 12 hrs a day. o thats right leftist dont work, they steal and lie.

    • CitizenX3639
      CitizenX3639 18 days ago

      @SafeSpeeder Apparently you never worked in transportation.

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 20 days ago +1

      1. No normal human being works 12 hours
      2. Most work shifts are actually 9 am to 5pm.
      3. Sleep is a need, not a luxury, more essential than water.

  • earthminus10
    earthminus10 25 days ago should be 9 or 9:30

  • kale n
    kale n 25 days ago

    Its about time this has started.

  • Reper1483
    Reper1483 25 days ago

    Give me a break. Poor little

  • Lindsay Whitelock
    Lindsay Whitelock 26 days ago

    When I was going to Westminster high school in California
    I started school at 7am

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu 26 days ago

    Why don't kid just go to bed earlier if they're tired in the mornings?

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 20 days ago

      Another ugly indoctrinated millenial who has no knowlegde of sleep rhythms or neuroscience.

  • orando15
    orando15 26 days ago

    I think its more parental thing. My lil sis is thrown to bed at 10pm and her clothes for school pre-prepared since she has school at 8am. She gets 9hrs of sleep since we wake her at 7am for breakfast & basic morning things to do. She doing just fine & full on energy most days like any kid.

  • Kristen Howery
    Kristen Howery 26 days ago

    I would have killed for an 8:30 am start time in high school. Getting up at 6:30 am is unnatural for a lot of people.

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 20 days ago +1

      @oiuet souiu It is usually the other way around. Most jobs I have browsed through start at 9 am and later, and adults dont need more than 7 hours, teens need 10-11 minimum.

    • oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu 26 days ago

      As a teen I got seven hours of sleep when I needed eight. As an adult I long for seven hours and get five.

  • my fucked up life podcast

    I had school at 9..... and i was in hs

  • Darkened Angel of the apocalypse

    They need to fix the school system,teach better ! No need to spend 8 hours in school ,start at 9am leave by 2 pm ,no homework ,everything has to be done in school ,go home have some life ,do some activities.

  • Dev
    Dev 26 days ago

    How about we fix the sanctuary state bs the homelessness and the drugs. California is a failed state.

  • Daniel Trevino
    Daniel Trevino 26 days ago

    Are these people crazy? Dont they know that all this means is teenagers are gonna stay up EVEN later now.

  • Tanya Jensen
    Tanya Jensen 26 days ago

    we have 8:15 start times for elementary and middle and high schools. always have. kids are fine. sports are after school if they are involved and sometimes morning weights or chorus practice for some before 8 and wednesday nights here in our town is known for church night so practice is only for a small amount of time if held...

    • SafeSpeeder
      SafeSpeeder 20 days ago

      That's child abuse, sports are not important. Give them a break

  • K H
    K H 26 days ago

    They can't just take that time out of school?.. It's going to be exactly the same if they just have school later on in the day. When they start isn't the problem it's the length of time they're required to be there plus the homework they're given afterwards...

  • Cody Painter
    Cody Painter 26 days ago +1

    Of course you sign this in right after I graduate.

  • Matilda Taylor
    Matilda Taylor 26 days ago

    Idk you might want to check on South Carolina. We started school at 9am and we're still one of the dumbest states just saying.

  • Bourdeaux Photo
    Bourdeaux Photo 26 days ago

    School at 8:30? Now I can stay up to 1am

  • megan smith
    megan smith 26 days ago

    Am I the only one thinking
    “Go to bed earlier?”
    That gets you more sleep instantly

  • Lasty K
    Lasty K 26 days ago

    This should help kids that use public transportation IMO.

  • Fee Mee
    Fee Mee 26 days ago

    is it just me or does that thumbnail look like an older Tom Holland? 😂

  • Seth Phillips
    Seth Phillips 26 days ago

    As a kid in high school I hate that they are pushing back the time!

  • Jared A
    Jared A 26 days ago

    glad to see california tackling the big issues at hand... 👀

  • ermooree5
    ermooree5 26 days ago

    Just go to bed early?

  • Charles M
    Charles M 26 days ago

    As a teen I got seven hours of sleep when I needed eight. As an adult I long for seven hours and get five.

  • Ryker Saenz
    Ryker Saenz 26 days ago

    My high school starts at 9:05

    BOOTSontheGROUND 26 days ago +1

    My county has been going to highschool at 9am for years now

  • Michael Clark
    Michael Clark 26 days ago

    Mine goes to school from 9am-4pm and it helps her a lot. Would say it definitely makes it more difficult if you are a single parent for sure though. (Missouri)

  • Craig Forrest
    Craig Forrest 26 days ago

    This is brilliant...great way to teach our kids responsibility and how to deal with adulthood. Here’s a neat idea...GO THE F TO BED EARLIER, JFC CALIFORNIA. In the immortal words of John Mclane, “...f$#king California”

  • Molon Labe
    Molon Labe 26 days ago

    They'll just stay up later at night. They're not gonna get more sleep.

  • Captainnoone
    Captainnoone 26 days ago +1

    I’d rather go to school at 7:15 and get out at 2:15 than 9:00 and 4:10

  • Clint Lewis
    Clint Lewis 26 days ago

    California needs to fall in the ocean...

  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown 26 days ago


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  • FROGMAN 24
    FROGMAN 24 26 days ago

    Stop being stupid stop listening to all these new wave change everything people they're stupid is a reason why are civilizations way it is because if the only way you could be losers

  • MediaMatters IsMyCockHolster

    by the time Newsom is done with California, the only people with guns will be criminals, the only people with money will be Hollywood, the only people not living on the street will be the wealthy, the only people who speak english will either be homeless or wealthy, and the only people with an education will be those who didn't grow up in California. And you wonder why the voters there are so stupid. Those kids have no idea what the Bill of Rights is or which bathroom to use, but I betcha they can give you the tenets of the climate change cult by rote.

  • Donovan Gebert
    Donovan Gebert 26 days ago +2

    This is an example of a good liberal policy

  • Ashraven PB
    Ashraven PB 26 days ago

    Wow California did something smart for once. Good job

  • Los EMS
    Los EMS 26 days ago

    The kids have to go to sleep EARLY

  • disturbed3330
    disturbed3330 26 days ago

    Lol California already has a bum problem 😂😂 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Will Roderick
    Will Roderick 26 days ago


  • Jonathan Levu
    Jonathan Levu 26 days ago

    Where I live, all high schools have been starting at 8:30 for years


    Click like button to support earlier or the same times for highschoolers

  • Whut Now!
    Whut Now! 26 days ago

    Zombie kids

  • Euphorically Maddie
    Euphorically Maddie 26 days ago

    I live in New York State... And we decided to do this last year? I start school at 8:45... so how did California become the first state to do this? The whole state do they mean?