NH Schools Could Soon Be Required To Start After Labor Day
A big change could be coming to some New Hampshire schools, if a new bill is passed. According to WMUR, Senate Bill 65, sponsored by State Senator Martha Fuller Clark, would prohibit all New Hampshire public schools from opening before Labor Day. Those who support the bill say that it's time for all schools to get on the same page, and that starting school before Labor Day has a negative impact on state tourism. But folks opposing the bill say that the decision on when to start the school year should continue to be made by the individual school districts. Governor Sununu has indicated support for the bill, which is currently being debated by lawmakers in Concord.
We've talked about this debate a few times on the HOM Morning Show. Lots of people have called in to give their opinions on the matter. I for one am in favor of school starting after Labor Day. That's how it was for me when I was in school, and I don't think there's any reason to cut kids' summer vacation short!
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