Bill would let school start before Labor Day

Capital News Service
LANSING – A bill that would allow school districts to choose whether school starts before or after Labor Day is in the House Tourism Committee. Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, its sponsor, said it may die there. “I honestly don’t know. The speaker’s office says tourism is more important than educational flexibility,” Schor said. Matt Blakely, chief of staff for committee chair Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, said nothing has been scheduled yet.