“Let Summer Be Summer” petition moves online

Maryland Comptroller Peter franchot continues to pursue a post Labor Day start for schools in the state with his “Let Summer Be Summer” campaign, but now he has a new tactic. He’s inviting Marylanders to take part in a new online petition.

Franchot is asking people to submit videos, describing what starting school after Labor Day would mean to them and their families. Videos should not exceed two minutes., and the best ones will be posted on the “Let Summer Be Summer” Youtube channel.

According to Franchot, starting school after Labor Day would be beneficial to an entire family.

“I just think it’s a no-brainer of an idea. I hope it goes through.” Explains Franchot. “Let’s just give them what we had when we were growing up, a really solid summer vacation to recharge their batteries.”

Educators opposing the late start say it will hurt student performance and preparation.

Apparently, every person who enters a video will receive a thank-you card from the comptroller. Those who submit an especially funny or clever video will also receive a “Let Summer Be Summer” t-shirt.

If you would like to participate, officials say are a number a steps:

1) Email videos to letsummerbesummer@gmail.com

2)Any videos exceeding the 25MB limit of Gmail must be posted online on YouTube or Vimeo and the web address (URL) provided.

3) The videos should not exceed two minutes in length.

They are reminding to include their names, addresses, and emails.

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