The Los Angeles Board of Education voted to push the start of the school year back in line with the traditional day-after-Labor Day schedule, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Citing benefits for students as well as for scheduling, the decision comes five years after the board began moving the start of the school year sooner.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest district in the nation, will gradually bump the start date back by one week in 2017 and another week later in 2018.
“I think we’re starting too early right now,” board member George McKenna, told The Times.
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