Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 13, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: Comptroller to Release Revenue Impact Study of MD Public Schools Starting after Labor Day

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.    



WHEN:           Thursday, August 15, 2013

                        10:30 a.m.


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