Please ask your PTA leaders/communities/friends to take a minute and call Senator Glazer in support of SB328. The Education Committee Hearing is 4/24/19; plenty of time to get the word out!  

Advocacy Needed!

Here's a brief script for a call before 4/24/19:
Phone number: 925-258-1176

Hello my name is _____. I'm a constituent of Senator Glazer's from _______. I support SB328, which will mandate later school start times; helping to improve the health, safety and education of my student(s). I hope the Senator will vote to support the bill in the 4/24/19 Senate Education Committee meeting.

OPTIONAL: If you have a personal story about how later start times would help your child/student/family you can share it as well. However, if we do a great job and they get lots of callers, don't be offended if they just want your name/address :)

A FEW BACKUP FACTS: 
Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic
Stanford Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Delaying Start Times of Middle and High Schools to Combat Teen Sleep Deprivation
American Academy of Pediatrics

School Starts too Early
Centers for Disease Control Sleep is important for good teen mental health
US News

Sleep-deprived teens are more likely to be in auto accidents
LiveScience.com

Student-athletes that sleep 8+ hours a night are 68% less likely to be injured than those that sleep less
American Academy of Pediatrics 

Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic
Stanford Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Delaying Start Times of Middle and High Schools to Combat Teen Sleep Deprivation
American Academy of Pediatrics

School Starts too Early
Centers for Disease Control

FYI - since CAPTA, as a co-sponsor has a support position, no vote or action is needed from your board or association for both individuals and units/councils to communicate the request for action on this bill. 

Questions? Contact the District President or VP of Legislation who can be a resource or can connect PTA members with the CAPTA Advocate working on this bill. 


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