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Governor Introduces Common Sense Legislation to Return School Start to After Labor Day

January 29th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that he is introducing the Universal School Start Act of 2020 requiring Maryland public schools to start after Labor Day, and ending the mass confusion of having Maryland’s counties each starting on different dates. This mass confusion was created by the General Assembly’s actions in 2019, when it cynically overturned the governor’s popular executive order requiring that school start after Labor Day.

“We have taken a lot of actions over the past five years, but I can’t think of a single one that has more widespread, enthusiastic support across the state,” said Governor Hogan. “But after two years of it working very well, and after the 2018 election was completed, last year in 2019 special interests snuck a bill in and legislators reversed himself and ignored the people again by reversing this common sense action with a misguided piece of legislation, which has the potential to cause mass confusion this fall and in future years with a potential for 24 different start dates spread over several weeks.”

3 Responses to “Governor Introduces Common Sense Legislation to Return School Start to After Labor Day”

  1. January 29, 2020 at 12:11 pm, Brian said:

    His next legislation will be for it the only snow 5 days a year in Garrett County


  2. January 29, 2020 at 3:02 pm, Kevin said:

    Weren’t the Republicans the ‘local control’ people?


  3. January 29, 2020 at 4:39 pm, hollywood said:

    Always believed that school should start the Wednesday following labor day. Labor day being the first Monday of September, would mean the start of school as early as the 3rd. or as late as the 9th. Much better for families and good for local business. The difference from what the present scheduling is, anywhere from five to nine days, so what, snow days? Does anyone else remember going to school when it was 19 or 20 degrees, or six inches of snow perhaps, seems that all to often if the Polar Vortex is sitting over Minnesota, Allegany Maryland public schools close for the day.


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