Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have established 8:30 AM is the earliest permissible school start-time in California.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and others have recommended schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to help teens catch up on sleep.
Brown sided with opponents of SB328 who said local school boards, rather than the state, should decide what time their schools open. The California Teachers Association was also opposed.
Supporters had cited research that says delaying school start times could result in better grades, attendance and graduation rates.