State Republicans propose bill allowing school districts to start classes before Labor Day

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Future Wisconsin students could see an earlier start to the academic year if a new bill proposed by state Republicans passes in the Legislature. 

It would allow school districts to start class the Monday before Labor Day without approval from the Department of Public Instruction.

Under current law, classes can't start until Sept. 1 unless an exception is granted. 

Under this bill, classes would be allowed to start the Monday before Labor Day, while keeping the Friday before the holiday a day off, so families can spend the long weekend celebrating together.

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