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Long Beach middle schools to begin an hour later




George De La Torre Elementary School in Wilmington near the the Long Beach harbor.
George De La Torre Elementary School in Wilmington near the the Long Beach harbor.
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Last night, the Long Beach school board voted to push the start times at the district's five middle schools back an hour starting in the fall. The district is considering a similar plan at area high schools.

School officials say the move will save the district some money but not everyone is happy about the idea.

For more, we're joined now by reporter Stephen Ceasar of the LA Times.