ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Wednesday to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day.
As he stood on the boardwalk in Ocean City Hogan said that this would help extend the tourist season for Marylanders and local businesses.
In addition, he said that it would help schools avoid the hot weather of August – especially for those without air conditioning and would save on energy costs.
The change is set to take effect next year. It requires public schools to complete the 180 days required under state law.