Current Minnesota law prevents school districts from starting classes before Labor Day, except for the Minneapolis school district. This issue is a hot topic for school officials, parents, the tourism industry and the State Fair, as reflected in frequent editorials.
As the 2012-13 school year kicks off, I am interested in getting feedback from anyone who wishes to weigh in on this issue. Please post a comment below, take my survey at www.facebook.com/State.Rep.Joe.Atkins, or just send me an email at Rep.Joe.Atkins@house.mn. Thank you!