School start date

Earlier school start date

Background: A bill that would move the state-mandated school start date back one week (S.1014) is moving through the Senate.

The bill changes the start date from no later than the third Monday in August to no later than the second week in August beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. It also changes the deadline for notifying teachers of their tentative work assignment for the ensuing school year from August 15 to August 8.

Position statement: SCSBA believes that state law regarding when public schools may start the schoolyear should be changed to give districts the flexibility of setting their own start date.