Gov. Hogan Expected To Mandate Md. School Year Begin After Labor Day

BALTIMORE (WJZ)--No school before Labor Day?

The governor is expected to announce the change this week for students to go back to school in September instead of August.

With Ocean City as the back drop, the state’s comptroller has taken to social media with a video to drum up support to start schools after Labor Day.

“Teachers love it, families love it, kids love it,” says Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.

A later start date could also extend the tourism season. An economic impact report says the state could generate $74 million.

“We can’t find anybody who’s opposed to starting school after Labor Day. Everybody wants it,” says Franchot.