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Parson signs bill giving some schools more time off in August

(AP) – Some Missouri school children could get an extra week out of school in August next year.

Governor Parson signed a bill Thursday to push back the start date for public schools by an extra four days.

Current state law allows schools to start no sooner than 10 days before the first Monday in September.

The law changes that to 14 days beginning next school year.

Backers say pushing back school could help Missouri’s tourism industry by giving an extra week for summer vacations.

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