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Ohio Lawmakers Slowly Drown Students’ Hopes for More Summer Vacation

Ohio lawmakers have dramatically remodeled a bill that would have limited the school year to Labor Day through Memorial Day and thus dashed the dreams of children hoping for more summer vacation upon the sharp rocks of legislative reality. HB 191, from by Rep. Bill Hayes (R-Harrison Township), would originally have limited the school year to Labor [...]

Educators Denounce Bill to Shorten School Year; Kids Hail It

Chris Parfitt / Flickr Often, when it comes to adjusting the school year, the idea is to extend it. But a bill sitting in the Ohio House Education Committee is intended to do the opposite. And some people don’t think shortening the school year is such a great idea. As introduced, HB 191 would limit the school [...]

Proposal to Limit Ohio’s School Year to Labor Through Memorial Day Resurfaces

Siri Schwartzman / Flickr A bill that would limit the days Ohio schools can be in session to Labor Day through Memorial Day has resurfaced, Gongwer News Service reports, answering the Ohio tourism industry’s wish for longer summers. In the 2010-11 school year, about 95 percent of Ohio schools started before Labor Day. As we [...]

Boosting Ohio’s Tourism by Limiting the School Year?

The start of Ohio’s school year has been cutting earlier and earlier into August. Now, lawmakers are considering a plan to push back the first day of school until after the Labor Day weekend. During the off-season, Ohio Rep. Bill Hayes used to store his boat at Performance RV and Boat Storage at Buckeye Lake. [...]

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