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8:29 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Call to Study on Starting School After Labor Day in Delaware

State Senator Gerald Hocker (R)
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Republican state senator is proposing legislation to study whether all Delaware public schools should wait until after Labor Day to start classes.

Sen. Gerald Hocker of Ocean View says the move could mean more money for Delawareans, particularly high school students with summer jobs.

Hocker says only two of Delaware's 19 public school districts, both in Sussex County, started classes after Labor Day last year.

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9:02 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Schools Could Start After Labor Day in Maryland

Senator Jim Mathias (D-Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico)
Credit msa.maryland.gov

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.

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