By Kent Berkley
Currently, the first day of school in Wisconsin is scheduled to start after Labor Day. This start date is critical to counties like Door which depend on tourism dollars to sustain the local economy. Up to and during the holiday, Door County counts on families from across the state and country to visit the area and on local youth to work in their businesses. For these reasons, the Kewaunee/Door County Legislation Days delegation met with legislators last week in Madison to voice opposition to a bill calling for an earlier school start. Door County delegate, Caleb Frostmann, says it was a team effort by like-minded areas throughout the state including Minocqua, Eagle River, and the Wisconsin Dells to effectively quash passage of the bill:
Frostmann stated that the issue will likely be debated in future years, but he is confident that the facts and financial data support the current status quo of a post-Labor Day start date.