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Friday, September 02, 2016

Legal Questions Remain On Hogan Executive Order

Legal experts are weighing in as pushback continues over Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order requiring public school to start after Labor Day.

The governor issued an executive order Wednesday that requires public schools to start classes after Labor Day and end by June 15.

"This isn't just a family issue. It is an economic and public safety issue," Hogan said Wednesday.

The executive order is carefully worded: "Each local Board of Education shall retain full responsibility for establishing its annual academic calendar and therefore shall have the necessary latitude to determine how best to comply with the provisions of this executive order along with state and local laws."

Some are wondering if the governor's order is legal.

Executive orders are basically instructions to agencies. In this case, the governor's office, based on case law, considers local school boards as units of state government.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Obama Can do it whats the issue STAND YOUR GROUND Gov.

Anonymous said...

He can't and the counties will get around. I sure hope Wicomico does. The post labor day start will boost economy is BS. I guess Hogan is Mathias' puppet now.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the gov appoint wicomico county board members
Thus state run
thus gov controls
stop whining

Anonymous said...

He's acting more and more like obammie!

Anonymous said...

Only to please Ocean City. To hell with the rest of MD.

Anonymous said...

Culver get on board.

Anonymous said...

I really don't care whether it boosts the economy or not. It was the right thing to do, Starting school before Labor Day is just wrong and the majority want it to start after Labor day. The local Boards did not have the balls to do it. If the teachers need special days let them take them during the summer.