Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 328 on Thursday. The bill would have required middle and high schools to start no later than 8:30 a.m.
CTA was in favor of rejecting the bill stating on their website, “School start times should be decided at the local level and include community input. Local leaders, with this input, are best prepared to make these decisions that will best meet the needs of the students.”
A speech at the 2018 Service Center ONE Legislative Breakfast on September 15 given by assembly member Patrick O’Donnell of Long Beach mentioned that not all communities are alike and have different challenges. One community is unable to start school at 8:30 a.m. or later due to a train schedule. Another community has agriculture classes that start early in the morning during zero period.