LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Classes next year will begin one week later in the Los Angeles Unified School District then begin another week later the next year under a plan approved Tuesday by the district Board of Education.
Board member Richard Vladovic, George McKenna and Scott Schmerelson initially introduced a resolution asking that the district begin future school years after Labor Day. Superintendent Michelle King, however, suggested starting classes next year on Aug. 22, one week later than this year’s Aug. 16 start date.
She said in subsequent years, classes could begin the week before Labor Day, with the 2018-19 school year beginning Aug. 28.
King said the compromise schedule allows the district to finish the fall semester before winter break, which will be reduced from three weeks to two weeks.
She said the compromise will also require students to attend classes on two days during the week of Thanksgiving instead of having the week off.
The board approved the compromise on a 5-2 vote, with Monica Garcia and Monica Ratliff dissenting.