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Cox Comments on Labor Day School Opening Recommendation

May 29th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County School Superintendent David Cox says he isn’t surprised with a committee recommendation that the state’s public schools delay opening until after Labor Day- because he feels the state appointed committee was “weighted” to move in that direction. The proposal seeks to extend summer vacation for a week or more in many areas. The state task force, which has been meeting since September, voted 11 to 4 to embrace a later start date statewide.  The idea , while supported by many in the tourism industry support- is strongly opposed to by many educators. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, a strong supporter of pushing back the start of the school year, said such a change could mean more than $7.7 million in additional tax revenue and $74.3 million in new economic activity. Many school districts in the state begin classes a week before Labor Day. Cox questions those projected revenues…


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