Task force to study school starting after Labor Day ;By Amy Cherry
A task force will study the issue of moving the start date for all public schools until after Labor Day.
Sen. Gerald Hocker says the move would keep the mandated number of days in the school calendar while adding economic benefits to the state. He says this would also allow high school kids to work longer and make more money.
It took many tries to move the start dates before Labor Day and now we have a committee looking at changing the law!
Next year Red Clay’s start date for students is August 26 for K-9 and August 27 for all others. Newark Charter started August 23 this school year and Reach Academy started August 22.
This is another example of intrusion on local control! I’d rather see children in school learning than earning more money at a fast-food joint! Economic benefit WTF? I thought kids getting a good education benefits Delaware position in the global economy?
THIS IS A LOCAL DECISION !