State Senate could vote on school start date bill

The Indiana Senate could vote by midweek on legislation that would prevent most schools from starting classes before Labor
Day.

Bill supporters say it makes sense to start school after Labor Day because families would have more summer
vacation time and it could reduce the cost of cooling hot classrooms in August. Opponents say decisions about school calendars
should be left up to school districts.

The bill would not apply to schools that have year-round classes.

The Senate could vote on the bill as early as Tuesday. The deadline for the bill to pass the Senate is Wednesday.

If it passes, the legislation would move to the Democrat-controlled House for consideration.

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