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September 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Public Schools to Begin After Labor Day (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Ocean City this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring all public schools begin after Labor Day, and end by June 15th, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Alongside the governor was Comptroller Peter Franchot who has pushed for this idea, “Let Summer Be Summer,” for years. […]

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Will Governor Change the School Calendar? (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in Ocean City “to make a major announcement regarding the starting date of public school systems in Maryland.” According to a media advisory, the two will be joined by other state officials, business owners and area residents […]

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April 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 2, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are your five things to know today, April 2, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council Health and Human Services and Government Operations committees meet today. Here’s the agenda. 2. Students are Westland Middle School in Bethesda can’t use their lockers until after spring break after a data breach released information about student […]

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September 15, 2014 | Aline Barros

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Status of the Start School After Labor Day Petition (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot shares the status of his “Let Summer Be Summer” petition. Franchot says even Governor Martin O’Malley has signed the petition. Take a look:

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August 19, 2014 | Krista Brick

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State Comptroller Leading Effort to Extend Summer (VIDEO)

As kids try to make the most of the final few days of summer, Comptroller Peter Franchot is working on a plan that would extend their summer break through Labor Day. The campaign called “Let Summer Be Summer,” calls for a statewide mandate that all public schools in Maryland start school after Labor Day, the traditional […]

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