State Rep Craig Ford Announces Plans for Legislation That Will Delay Start Dates for Schools
State Representative Craig Ford took to Facebook to announce that he plans to reintroduce legislation that would require school to start no earlier than two weeks before Labor Day. Ford believes that extending the summer break would benefit families, students, employers, Alabama’s tourism industry and the government. Ford argues that because schools start early, it hurts the states economy by cutting into the business our tourism industry, causing them to lose in the month of August.
Ford also says that pushing back the school start date would generate an estimated $300 million annually in additional revenue and create about 4,500 full-time jobs across the state. Representative Ford is currently running for the State Senate in District 10 as an Independent.