Delaware lawmakers want to push back school year after Labor Day

DOVER, Delaware (WPVI) -- There is a new effort to push back the start of the academic school year in Delaware.

In a bipartisan bill, lawmakers want to require all districts to start after Labor Day.

The sponsors cite reports from Maryland and Virginia showing a similar change would lead to more revenue, specifically from hospitality and travel.

A report by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association estimates that $369 million would be lost if schools were not required to start after Labor Day, according to the bill.

If approved, the act would take effect for the 2020-2021 school year.
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