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After Labor Day School Start Gets Push in Delaware

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If one Delaware lawmaker has his way school in the state would start after Labor Day.

State Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker told WRDE that he believed that businesses in the First State would benefit from such a delay.

The Delaware Republican said that the first effort was able to get past the Senate but then failed as time ran out for the session.

Hocker notes that high ranking Indian River and Cape Henlopen school districts already begin after Labor Day.

Meanwhile, the Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan and Democrat lawmakers have been fighting over the start date for local schools.

The Hogan has announced that he will propose a measure that would require schools to start after labor.

This comes after Democrat lawmakers overturned his veto of a bill that allows local school districts to make that decision.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.