The Maryland General Assembly has given final approval to a measure to let local school boards decide when school starts. A final vote by the Senate on Monday sends the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan, who has opposed the bill.
If signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, a bill that just cleared Virginia’s General Assembly would repeal the decades-old ban on public schools starting before Labor Day. That ban is colloquially known as the “Kings Dominion Law.”
Maryland’s Senate has approved a bill that would let school districts set their calendars to open before Labor Day if they choose. Senate Bill 128 passed 31-13, with three absences recorded.
Gov. Larry Hogan called criticism of his 2016 executive order that mandated all schools start after Labor Day “fabricated nonsense” generated by “special interests,” and he promised to fight bills to reverse the order.
“I can’t image where this kind of idiocy comes from,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. “It’s just an incredibly stupid idea.”
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Catch some American classics and popular tunes at the annual Labor Day Capitol Concert, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, on Sunday night.
Beginning Friday and continuing through Labor Day, approximately 89 law enforcement agencies will operate 94 checkpoints and 612 saturation patrols around the state.
The battle has been fought before, but Virginia lawmakers will consider at least one bill that would do away with the almost 30-year-old rule that forbids schools from beginning the school year before Labor Day.
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