Annapolis, Md. (AP) – The latest on Gov. Larry Hogan signing an executive order to require Maryland public schools to start after Labor Day (all times local):
Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order to require Maryland public schools to start after Labor Day.
The Republican governor signed the order on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Wednesday.
Hogan says the policy will take effect next year. It also will require the school year to end by June 15.
Hogan made the announcement with Comptroller Peter Franchot and local officials. The governor says the change will have economic benefits by extending the summer holiday season. He also says it will help prevent disruptions when schools without air conditioning are forced to cancel classes when it is too hot.
Legislation in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly to push back the start of school has stalled in recent years. School superintendents have opposed the idea.