Schools Could Start After Labor Day in Maryland

Feb 25, 2013

Senator Jim Mathias (D-Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico)

The Maryland school term  could start after Labor Day under legislation introduced by Senator Jim Mathias.

He said that starting later could not only help tourism in Ocean City but state parks in central and western Maryland as well as businesses in the Annapolis area.

The Eastern Shore Democrat’s bill would form a task force to study how moving that date would affect summer tourism the economy and education.

He was joined by co-sponsors Senators George Edwards from western Maryland and John Astle from Anne Arundel County.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Barb Witherow with Worcester County Public Schools said the school system shifted from a post-Labor to pre-Labor Day in the 2009-2010 school year.

She said it was designed to give teachers and student more time to prepare for high school assessments which are required for graduation.