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Harford Co Schools discuss school calendar; considering starting school after Labor Day next year

Posted at 11:00 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 23:19:09-05

BEL AIR, Md. — The Harford County Board of Education met Monday to consider starting school before Labor Day.

County officials including County Executive Barry Glassman attended to oppose the idea. Glassman did not show up empty handed. He shared two letters one from Governor Larry Hogan and the other written by Comptroller Peter Franchot, breaking down the economic benefit.

“Starting school after Labor Day will help with local revenue and will not impact education for student.” said Glassman.

Leaving the school calendar helps farm families benefit economically.

Bridgette Carven, a sophomore at C. Milton Wright High School wants a post Labor Day start, so when she finishes her AP testing, she can learn more from her teachers. It will also help her sister who competes in horticulture at the Maryland State Fair.

The board says they've only received about 300 comments and want as much input as possible until their December vote.