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MSBA Advocating for More Local Control for School Start Date

One concern numerous local school superintendents have expressed in putting the new academic calendar together is the later start that is now required by state law. Brent Ghan, a spokesman for the Missouri School Boards Association, says they would like to see that changed.

As a result of the later start, many districts are going with unbalanced semesters, with more days in the second semester.

Under the legislation, the earliest a school could start next year is August 24th.

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