Argall TV Report: Talking to Marian Catholic Students About Delaying School Start Times

HARRISBURG – The July edition of the local TV program hosted by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) asks Marian Catholic students if schools should delay their start times. Argall and Rep. Jamie Barton (R-124) hosted a question-and-answer session with seniors from Marian Catholic High School who traveled to Harrisburg for a tour of the State Capitol.

This month’s edition also features a public hearing of the Senate Education Committee convened by Argall to examine the issue of delaying school start times in detail.

Neurologists and psychologists from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh testified that students’ test scores will improve if the school day is pushed back to 8:30 a.m. On the other side of the issue, the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, the Pennsylvania School Bus Association and the PIAA shared their concerns about mandating a later start time for all schools.

This edition of the Argall Report will air on:

  1. Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
  2. Service Electric Cablevision: Hazleton, Mahanoy City; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 Channel 507 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10. Please check local listings for airtimes.
  3. Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) on Thursday at 9 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m.

The Argall Report is also available online at


CONTACT: Jim Brugger

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