Yes. The rumors are true. In spite of the fact that Governor Hogan’s School After Labor Day initiative is good for small businesses, good for our state’s economy and is supported by more than 70 percent of Marylanders, a bill has been introduced that would allow our local school boards to send children back into the classroom in the dog days of August.
The bill – Senate Bill 128 – will be heard on Wednesday afternoon, 2 p.m. in the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. Everyone who values the benefits of a true Maryland summer should either plan to testify in OPPOSITION to The Summer School Bill, or call, e-mail or visit their senator and delegates to express their frustration.
Let them know that you support our community businesses.
Let them know that you value family time in a hectic age.
Let them know that you OPPOSE SB 128 – The Summer School Bill.
Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0) Sen Paul Pinsky and Sen Nancy King
Status: Introduced on January 18 2019 – 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-18 – Hearing 1/30 at 2:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee 1st Reading
Hearing: Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm Senate Hearing 1st Reading
Repealing a provision of law that authorized a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education; and requiring each county board to set the start date and end date of the school year for the public schools in the county each year.