- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) — School administrators across Maryland are ripping up their calendars for next year and considering shortening spring break in order to meet the requirements of Gov. Larry Hogan’s new executive order to start future school years after Labor Day.

The Baltimore Sunreports that next year’s calendars must be approved by school boards around early November, but officials have to first figure out how to squeeze in five to 10 more days of instruction between Labor Day and June 15. That’s the date Hogan announced on Wednesday that schools must be finished by.

To save spring break, school officials might press lawmakers to reduce required holidays, such as the Monday after Easter or President’s Day.

The governor says the change will have economic benefits by extending the summer holiday season.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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