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Cox Opposed To Post Labor Day School Opening

November 20th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Momentum is building in Maryland to see the school year begin after Labor Day- but the proposal has some critics- including Allegany County Superintendent of Schools Dr David Cox.  The concept was proposed last year by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, and since then has seen Governor O’Malley and elected officials from across the state join the fight. The Comptroller collected more than 10,000 in support of starting school after Labor Day and he plans to present the signatures to the Maryland General Assembly when the 2015 legislative session begins in January.  A statewide task force voted 11 to 4 in May in favor of extending summer vacation by a week or more.  During this month’s board work session, Dr Cox said he believes  start dates should be decided on a district-by-district basis…


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