Farm Bureau opposes longer school year
Carroll County's Farm Bureau board drafted a resolution Wednesday night urging school officials to retain the current 180-day school year.
Board members said growing statewide support for possible year-round schooling led them to draft the proposal because year-round schooling would negatively affect their children, who help on family farms and prepare projects for the 4-H/FFA fairs during the summer.
"We oppose any change in school year that would interfere with students' participation in educational activities at the county and state fairs," the resolution said. "We feel it also could limit students' opportunities for work experiences."
The Carroll County and state fairs take place during the summer.
Bureau members will vote on the proposed resolutions at the annual banquet, Oct. 26.