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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot will be in Ocean City to make an announcement about the starting date of Maryland schools in future years.

A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday. The governor declined to discuss details about the announcement when asked Tuesday, and a spokesman for the comptroller also wouldn't elaborate. However, both officials have supported starting school after Labor Day.

Franchot released a YouTube video on Monday with Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan talking about the positive aspects of a later school start.

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A Delaware state Senate panel says that the school term should begin after Labor Day in September to bring the state in line with the busy summer season.

The later start is aimed at helping businesses keep employees as well as allow high school students to earn more money.

This would also encourage visitors to stay later in the summer.

Archie Kohr, owner of Archie’s ice cream shop in Rehoboth, told WBOC that he thinking having student through the Labor Day weekend would help the local economy.