Florida OKs later start times for middle, high school students

Writer: Matias Abril
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Students walk down a school hallway. Credit: WINK News

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that will give Florida middle and high school students a few more hours of sleep.

House Bill 733 was approved on Thursday by the Florida Senate, prohibiting middle schools from starting earlier than 8 a.m. and high schools from starting earlier than 8:30 a.m. 

The bill was passed to combat the effects of sleep deprivation, which could affect students’ academics.

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