Poll results show Ohio voters want school to start after Labor Day

Posted at 9:39 AM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 09:46:43-04

The 2017-2018 school year is almost over but before we know it students will head back to the classroom for another year.

But, they could start later than usual.

According to the results of a poll of 800 Ohio people, 59% voters would prefer school to start after the Labor Day holiday. 

The poll comes in response to Senate Bill 34, introduced in 2017, which would default the start date after Labor Day.  Teachers and parents both support the bill.

Ohioans said they wanted uniformity across the state with one start date for everyone, rather than individual districts choosing on their own.

Among the reasons for a later start date, top answers included: more time spent with family, lower school utility costs, and the ability for teachers to pursue advanced degrees and additional training over the summer.

The Ohio Travel Association said beginning school after Labor Day would also boost the Ohio economy as families would spend more money at hotels, businesses and attractions across the state.

To read more of the results, click here