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Senate Votes In Favor Of School Starting Day Ban

Last updated on Wednesday, February 3, 2010

(STATEHOUSE, IN) - Supporters of keeping the entire month of August part of summer vacation are halfway to their goal.

The Indiana senate has voted 31-19 to ban school from starting until after labor day.

Summer vacation would have to start by June 10, although school boards could vote to change that.

Supporters call the bill a win-win: kids get to enjoy being kids, schools still hold to the required 180 days of class time, and leisure-related businesses get an extra couple of weeks of their busy season.

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