Current Issues

There are the current issues on this year’s primary ballot. The questions ask whether New Jersey should eliminate the time change in the fall and require that the school day start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Learn more about each issue with the introduction and additional resources below:
  • Daylight Saving Time Year Round?

    Should we eliminate the time change in the fall, making it Daylight Saving Time all 12 months of the year?

    The proposed change would mean that we do not move clocks back in the fall. Instead New Jersey would keep clocks set to Daylight Saving Time all year, with a later sunrise and a later sunset.
  • No School Before 8:30 a.m.?

    Should New Jersey law require that the school day start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.?

    Such a proposed state law would require that New Jersey public schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The proposed law is in response to research that suggests that student academic performance would benefit from students having extra time for sleep. The law would not change any requirements regarding the length of the school day.