SB 328 - Amends School Start Time - California Key Vote

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Title: Amends School Start Time

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Vote to pass a bill that requires schools to begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m.



  • Requires middle schools and high schools, including those operated as charter schools, to begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. by July 1, 2020 (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes rural school districts to request a waiver to delay implementation of this bill for 2 years by verifying that an economic hardship would result (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the state commission to reimburse local agencies and school districts for any costs determined to result from this bill (Sec. 2).