Hogan Threatens Referendum Over Post-Labor Day Start

Hogan said the legislation to overturn the post-Labor Day school year start passes, he’d bring forth legislation that would bring the decisions back to Marylanders to make the decision, by putting the issue forward as a referendum.

“Any local school system that attempts to evade the law and start school before labor day would be required to put that decision on the ballot, for the voters of that jurisdiction to decide for themselves. Our bill will offer genuine local control over this important issue, as opposed to the legislation currently before the Senate masquerading under the guise of more local control, which would actually do the opposite of what local citizens want and instead empower a bunch of bureaucrats and administrators decide,” said Hogan.