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The second-largest school system just voted to make its school year shorter again

In this Tuesday, March 8, 2016 photo, student Maleenah Vera waves her arms during a music class at Stevenson Middle School in East Los Angeles. Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, once had a $76.8 million budget for arts education, but years of cuts and layoffs wiped all arts classes from dozens of schools - leaving many students in the entertainment capital of the world with no music, visual arts, dance or theater instruction. That is slowly starting to change: The district is trying to enlist Hollywood studios to

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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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com