DOVER, Del. - For years, locals have been lobbying for school to start after Labor Day and it could soon become a reality.
In Delaware, an 18 member task force met today to discuss starting the school year right after the holiday. Rep. Stephen Smyk (R-Dist. 20) tells WMDT, while this would help local businesses, they are also looking into a request from educators by ending school earlier in the spring.
"The summer season is much more profitable and we would like to see our economy survive in that arena as well, so we are trying to strike a balance between the two needs," said Smyk.
Smyk says the task force's findings and recommendations will be handed over to the General Assembly and the governor by the end of January.