Two bills in the Ohio House and Senate would mandate that school couldn’t start until after Labor Day.
Opponents say it’s pushed by the tourism and entertainment industries.
Once school starts, the gate attendance at places like amusement parks goes down dramatically.
Educators say starting after Labor Day is a holdover from an agrarian society when kids used to work on their parents’ farms all summer.
Proponents of the bill say that a majority of the public supports a later school start.