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Holtzclaw To Push For Local School Systems To Control Calendar

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – It was probably one of the most controversial moves the Alabama Legislature made this year — mandating a statewide calendar for public schools.  Next week, two lawmakers will announce a plan to give control back to local school systems.

On Monday, Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) and Representative Paul DeMarco (R-Homewood) will hold news conferences in Birmingham and Madison to discuss legislation that would allow local school boards to opt out of a statewide mandatory school calendar.

Holtzclaw and DeMarco have pre-filed legislation to make it so.  Holtzclaw’s announcement is at 3 p.m. at the Madison City Schools Central Office.

Monday is also the start of classes for Alabama school systems.