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February 24, 2015:
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to send an email to all Senate and House Education Committee members voicing your opposition to a portion of HB349/SB688 and your support for the second part of the measure.

HB349 & SB688 change the school start date requirement from no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day to 21 days before Labor Day. Additionally, the bills remove the exemption that currently allows Academically High Performing School Districts to begin earlier than law allows. Reasons stated for allowing schools to start three weeks before Labor Day is so schools can end the first semester before the winter break. Florida law already allows the first semester to end before the winter break and school districts currently have total control as to how they schedule the required instructional hours each year. This bill is not needed to meet the alleged goal. Send an email now!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW HB 349 AND SB 688

Click here to add your name to our email distribution list.  By doing so you authorize Save Florida Summers to send you email updates on the issue. Click here to send an email to your elected officials today letting them know you support the continuation of the school start date law and that you support ending the exemption allowing “Academically High Performing” school districts to be exempt from the start date.

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