After the Maryland state school board began issuing exemptions from Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order mandating that school systems begin classes after Labor Day, Hogan issued another one.
According to reporting in the Baltimore Sun, Hogan’s new executive order restricts exemptions to charter schools and low-performing schools that operate on an “innovative school schedule” that precludes a post-Labor Day start or schools which have suffered an excessive number of weather-related closings in the past five school years.
It’s still an open question whether, as governor, Hogan has the power to dictate when schools begin their academic years in the first place, and the pair of executive orders has rankle school officials.
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