Proposed School Start Date

Students across Alabama may be affected by a proposed change in the 2008 legislative session in coming school years.

Tourism Board members are working to push the start date of school later to allow more revenue to be generated through sales and lodging taxes.

Some school officials are concerned that the change is not being made in the best interest of the students, however they do recognize that extending the summer months would allow more revenue to be funneled into school systems.

The 2008 legislative session, where the proposed uniform school start date will be discussed, gets underway next week.


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  • by Anonymous Location: AL on Jan 31, 2008 at 07:30 AM
    If you would read the article again, it says nothing about the children wearing uniforms. It is saying that they are trying to get the schools to all start school at the same time.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 at 06:45 AM
    I agree about uniform.To must peer pressure out here.A child needs to stay in a child place.Sometimes in school theres pressure to be like others everyone needs to learn to love themselves for who they are.And learn to accept RULES.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 30, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    I disagree. Children should not have to be sent to school dressed in a uniform. Uniforms are very uncomfortable. A child needs and should be sent to school as comfortable as possible so that they'll be better able to learn. Understood that schools already have dress codes. thats good. But to have to be dressed in a uniform is getting carried away.
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