Governor Hogan Introduces Legislation To Return School Start Date To After Labor Day


Annapolis, MD – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced he is introducing the Universal School Start Act of 2020. The legislation will require Maryland public schools to return to class after Labor Day while simultaneously ending the mass confusion of having counties with different starting dates.

The confusion was created due to the actions of the General Assembly in 2019 when it overturned the governor’s executive order requiring school to start after Labor Day. The Universal School Start Act of 2020 will directly repel the General Assembly’s 2019 legislation and reinstate the governor’s 2016 executive order requiring Maryland’s public school to begin after Labor Day.

Schools will be required to complete the 180 days that are required under state law. Polling has shown that Marylanders will overwhelmingly support school starting after Labor Day. Further details can be found here.

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