Two Nashville Lawmakers File Bill Aimed at Letting Students Sleep More

Democrat Nashville lawmakers Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville-HD55) and Sen. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville-SD19)  filed a bill that would change the start times of high schools and middle schools, ostensibly giving students more time to sleep.

HB1836 and SB1818 were filed on Wednesday and amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-6-3004, by adding “Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, each public high school shall begin classroom instruction no earlier than eight-thirty a.m. (8:30 a.m.). Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, each public middle school shall begin classroom instruction no earlier than eight o’clock a.m. (8:00 a.m.).” These changes would go into effect for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Davidson County’s State House Delegation Back at the Capitol

Davidson County’s ten state representatives are back at the Capitol this week for the General Assembly session, joining it’s four state senators.

As previously reported, redistricting and education are pressing issues.

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