Vallejo school board opposes bell time legislation – Times Herald

By John Glidden

The Vallejo school board voted Wednesday to send a resolution to Sacramento opposing Senate Bill 328 which would require middle and high schools to begin the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

Introduced last February by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D) — La Cañada Flintridge, in Los Angeles County — the legislation, if approved, stipulates that districts must comply with the law before July 1, 2020.

Board Vice President Burky Worel said the Vallejo City Unified School District, along with other districts, will lose local control over the issue if the bill becomes law.

“The state is trying to mandate yet another thing to every district,” Worel said.

Worel said “each community is different.”

“If we want to come earlier that is our choice,” Worel added.

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