As a camp owner and seasonal employer, I feel the uniform school start date benefits both Texas families with children in different schools and young people who need summer jobs working in Texas. As a parent, grandparent and business person, I realize there are diverse opinions but do feel the uniform start date, whatever it may be, is of greatest benefit. One large plus to the current date is the utility and related cost savings to the state. The comptroller did a major study of this several years ago and the savings were staggering.
Idea No. 81