Why are community decisions being made at the Federal level? There are a number of reasons for and against this bill, and several are valid. Local communities should be engaging their school boards to address this so that the unique needs of each community are addressed locally. I'm not saying the idea is good or bad; there are decent arguments in each direction, but a blanket solution may not be the answer. In urban areas, many kids walk to school on their own or in groups. A delay in school start may not affect these children whose parents may already be off to work. In some rural areas, kids walk to their bus stops. In suburban areas, many parents drive their kids to school on their way to work. Each community should have a say in how they are affected by this proposed change. We need to adhere to the 10th Amendment, but I would argue that the State should delegate down even further so local authorities have a say.