Annapolis, MD – For some Maryland families, going away for Labor Day weekend can be difficult when their children’s schools start before the holiday. But beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, local school systems would not start until after Labor Day, if Senate Bill 767 passes.

“Children and students should be able to travel with families around this entire state … There are so many great opportunities for families to continue to enjoy,” said Sen. James Mathias Jr., D-38-Worcester, who sponsored the bill. “The tourism industry would really like to see this happen.”