Law Prohibiting Schools from Opening Before Labor Day Challenged


    U.P._News_UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)The law has been in place for only a half dozen years, but a state lawmaker is proposing that the statute that prohibits schools from opening before Labor Day be wiped from the books.

    State House Democrat Andy Schor’s legislation allows schools to start their academic year before Labor Day, if the local board so chooses.

    He says it’s a move to support education, by giving districts more flexibility with their schedule.  The current law was put on the books beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, through the intense support of the tourism industry.

    It’s not clear when or if the legislature will take up the proposal.

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