Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is again pushing for Maryland to start schools after Labor Day. He has serious support across the state for this idea. Heck…even when this was shot down a year ago only SOME jurisdictions switched their school year back to before Labor Day (Howard County was one of those jurisdictions)
Another local blogger has decided to jump in on this discussion…so I thought I would do the same.
Now look…my kid is now 20 (nearly 21) so this is no longer my issue directly. That being said…I support the Governor and this idea. Either start schools in early August (like they do in the south to get kids ready for football) or start after Labor Day and not mess up the calendar.
Between holidays and “professional days”…does it not feel like the school week is 4 days a week regularly? Heck, look at the school calendar last week…kids in high school had half days Wednesday through Friday and Monday off.
I very much support teachers and their professional development…but I remember what child care was like when my kid was young and in this school system…and I know what the calendar looks like today.
I know the kids love it…but is it the best schedule for our kids? I do not know…but looking for input from our community. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.