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Harford parents, students, teachers leader weigh in on post-Labor Day school start

Harford parents, students, teachers leader weigh in on post-Labor Day school start

Edgewood resident Theresa Alfred favors starting schools after Labor Day, despite the challenges facing her and other parents who must pay for an extra week of day care for their children's extended summer vacation.

"It cost you money, definitely," Alfred acknowledged while at Harford Mall in Bel Air Tuesday afternoon with her 3-year-old daughter.

Despite the extra cost, Alfred is still in favor of going back after Labor Day, instead of starting school in late August.

"That's what I'm used to," Alfred, whose older children are in college, said of a post-Labor Day start. "I like that, it's much better."

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an...

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