Proposed law pushed back first day of school

Senate Bill 7 would ban schools from starting the school year before the last week of August.

Posted: Jan. 5, 2018 10:54 PM
Updated: Jan. 5, 2018 11:13 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) - A proposed new law could restrict when school districts can start the school year.

Senate Bill 7 would ban schools from starting the school year before the last week of August.

If this passes, it would take effect beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

Representative Phil GiaQuinta said the shorter schools are on summer break, the more it hurts the economy.

"We still have a lot of tourism in the state, drives a lot of economic activity for a lot of cities and towns. some people feel like when kids are back in school, parents aren't able to travel around the state and do some other things," he said.

You can track the bill through the General Assembly online.

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