The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority supports a uniform school opening date; citing many hospitality related businesses in Indiana depend on summer travel for revenue generation.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has been working withSave Indiana Summers, the not-for profit coalition for a uniform school start date. The organization has provided the Indiana Welcome Center with postcards to fill out and send, to Indianapolis.
The group is in support of a start date no earlier than the 4thMonday in August for the state of Indiana. Save Indiana Summers states there is no educational benefit to early-August school start dates, financial savings because of the skyrocketing energy costs and the change can allow teachers to advance their degree and obtain additional certification, among other reasons.
The South Shore CVA has lobbied for a uniform school start date due to the fact that starting school in early-August cut up to three weeks from the August tourism season resulting in taxpayers shouldering a heavier tax burden.
Supporters of Save Indiana Summers can also fill out a petition online at http://www.saveindianasummers.org/. More information about the group, the issues and the legislative efforts can also be found on this site.
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