Lawmakers debating shorter schoolyear
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are considering whether school districts should be banned from starting the academic year before Sept. 1.
That proposed mandate passed the House 65-54 on Monday, but the bill containing the provision was held for the possibility of more debate.
House Tourism Committee Chairwoman Diane Peranich of Pass Christian says coastal attractions have lost business because many districts start school in early August.
The state requires 180 days of instruction and seven days of staff development each academic year.
House Education Committee Chairman Cecil Brown of Jackson says the School Boards Association and the Superintendents Association oppose a mandated later starting date.
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