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Hogan Adds Waiver Details on Starting School After Labor Day



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    ANNAPOLIS, MD - JULY 15: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (L) and Republican presidentail candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) greet patrons during a campaign stop at the Double T Diner July 15, 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland. Hogan endorsed Christie's presidential run during the event. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Gov. Larry Hogan has revised an executive order on requiring public schools to start after Labor Day. 

    The revised order issued Tuesday adds details on how schools can apply for waivers. 

    It also requires local school boards to hold a public meeting where the waiver application is considered and approved. 

    The governor's initial order allowed for waivers with "compelling justification.'' The revised order elaborates on what qualifies. That includes waivers for an innovative school schedule for certain low-performing schools or at-risk schools. 

    It also will apply to charter schools that require an opening date before Labor Day or ending classes after June 15. Waivers also can be sought for schools affected by emergencies like natural disasters or severe weather.