Comptroller to Release Revenue Impact Study of
Maryland Public Schools Starting after Labor Day
-Post-Holiday Start Would Have Significant Effect on State Economy, Tax Revenues-
WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Mayor Rick Meehan
Senator James N. Mathias, Jr.
Local elected officials
Local business leaders
WHAT: Comptroller Franchot will join Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan to announce to the financial impact of starting the Maryland public school year following the Labor Day holiday. Along with a broad coalition of parents, business leaders and elected officials, Comptroller Franchot has been a leading proponent of having Maryland public schools begin after Labor Day.
As Maryland’s fourth largest industry, tourism plays a significant role in the state’s economy, especially during the summer months, when in and out-of-state residents frequent popular vacation destinations such as Ocean City, Deep Creek Lake and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The multi-varied economic analysis, conducted by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, will identify the direct economic impact and the effect on state tax revenues if Maryland adopts a post-Labor Day start date in all of its public schools.
WHERE: OceanCity Boardwalk
(outside of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum)
Ocean City, MD 21842
CONTACT: Andrew Friedson, 443-414-3083, cell
Christine Feldmann, 443-336-0215, cell