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Del. Task Force to Recommend Late School Start

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - A Delaware senate task force will recommend starting schools after Labor Day to state officials in September. The push behind this decision is to bring an economic boost to the state during the busy summer months.
Archie Kohr, the owner of Archie's ice cream shop in Rehoboth Beach, said he agrees that having students around through Labor Day weekend would help the local economy.
 "Everybody I hire is usually a first or second job, I hire kids as young as 14, 15, that's mostly kids that are in high school," he explained. "Their parents usually say okay we can only work through second week of august, third week of august, usually they cant work until the first or second week of June, so it's a very short time and you can get them everyday."
His 15-year-old son Jonathan works at Archie's as well, and said many his friends get jobs in the beach areas for summer.
The later start date would not only help businesses maintain employees, but it would also help high school students make more money.
Another factor, is that visitors to beach areas from across the state would stay later in the season.
"That would really help," Kohr said. "We would probably pick up another ten days of solid summer."
Millsboro resident Carol Renauld thinks summer should be as long as possible for both students and local industries.
"To me what they should quit doing is give so many days off in the middle of the school year," she said. "This half day, that half day, just make school start after labor day and make it end at a reasonable time in very late may or early June."
The task force was started by Senator Gerald Hocker (R-Ocean View).
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