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Md. Comptroller to Launch School Opening Delay Campaign in Ocean City

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 ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is planning to launch a petition drive to persuade lawmakers to delay the opening of public schools until after Labor Day.
 
Franchot plans to kick off  a "Let Summer Be Summer" campaign Thursday on the Ocean City boardwalk. He is trying to collect 10,000 signatures before Maryland lawmakers reconvene in January.
 
Franchot, a Democrat, said starting schools after Labor Day would be good for the state's economy and allow families to spend more time together.

In May, a state task force voted 11 to 4 in favor of requiring the state's 24 school system to push back their start date into September.

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