Monday, February 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Rep Introduces Bill to Make All Schools Begin New Year After Labor Day

Pennsylvania State Representative Robert Godshall, R-Montgomery County, has reintroduced a bill that would make it a law for all public schools Statewide to begin their new year after Labor Day.

Godshall reintroduced former House Bill 48, An Act amending the Public School Code of 1949, which is now House Bill 73, Opening of Schools after the Labor Day Holiday.

A 2006 university survey showed that the public supports the legislation 47 percent to 26 percent, Godshall wrote in a December 2016 memo to all Pennsylvania House of Representative members. Godshall said, “This bill was introduced as a way to ensure that Pennsylvania families get all the benefits of a full, traditional summer vacation, while not negatively impacting the education of students.” He continued to explain that he has received “many calls, e-mails and letters in support of it as well.”

What are your thoughts on kids going back to school after Labor Day?