DOVER, Del. - Labor Day is often a last hurrah for the summer season and outdoor barbeques, but some feel it should also mark the last day of summer vacation for students.
In Delaware, an 18-member task force is looking into starting the school year right after Labor Day and will reportedly show its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the governor by mid-January.
Michelle Collins, a Delaware parent, says she has one child who starts before Labor Day and one child who starts the day after the holiday.
"It makes it really hard for vacations," said Collins. "Last year, we had to have him miss a couple of days of school, because we were on vacation the last week in August."
In Maryland, last month, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the results of an economic impact study. He says Maryland's economy would see an additional $74 million in revenue if schools started after Labor Day.