Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland public schools will open after Labor Day in future school years.

The announcement came at a news conference with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot in Ocean City Wednesday.

Governor Hogan later signed an executive order that will require schools to begin after Labor Day and end no later than June 15.

“Starting Maryland public schools after Labor Day is not just a family issue – it’s an economic and public safety issue that draws clear, strong, bipartisan support among an overwhelming majority of Marylanders,” said the governor in the press release.

Earlier in the weeek, the Maryland comptroller shared a video in support of a post-Labor Day start date.

“Teachers love it, families love it, kids love it,” Franchot said.

For more on this developing story, visit CBS Baltimore.

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