In bid for more tourism, Missouri schools set to start later in the summer in 2020

July 15, 2019 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

School calendars are already set for this year, but classes in public schools across Missouri will have to start as much as two weeks later in 2020.

On Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson bucked concerns voiced by local school administrators and signed legislation barring districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than 14 calendar days before the first Monday in September.

For the coming school year, many St. Louis area districts are set to start classes on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The Rockwood district starts on Monday, Aug. 12, while the Ferguson-Florissant school district starts Thursday, Aug. 15.

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