Proposed Bill Would Start School After Labor Day

(STATEHOUSE) – Hoosier public school students could start classes after Labor Day if a bill being discussed in the State Senate becomes law.

A bill being proposed by State Senators Dennis Kruse, Jean Leising, and Linda Rogers would prohibit public schools from beginning classes before the Tuesday after Labor Day, the first Monday in September.

The new rule would be in place for the 2022-2023 school year.

The bill allows for certain schools, including year-round schools and schools with balanced calendars, to start school before Labor Day.

Opponents to similar bills in the past have argued that it should be up to individual school districts to determine when classes begin.