Missouri law currently dictates that schools start after September 1st. Under a bill sponsored by House Majority Leader Gracia Backer, that law would be waived.
During the bill's hearing, supporters of the bill clashed with tourism industry advocates, who say the later school starts, the better it is for business.
Kansas City Representative McLuckie may have a compromise that makes everyone happy.
He proposed that school boards be able to decide when they want to open, as long as they close on the Friday before Labor Day.Representative McLuckie could not specify when the bill would be put to a vote. From Jefferson City this is Caroline Noel.