Iowa Gov. Branstad: School start rules too lax, hurt state tourism

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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's law requiring the school year to start in the week that includes Sept. 1 gets circumvented so often it's been rendered meaningless, and the earlier school year is eating into the profits of the state's tourism industry, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday.

During his weekly press conference, Branstad said he expects the Department of Education to institute some changes to address the matter, which the Legislature has declined to do several times in recent years.

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