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Districts ask for control on when school year starts
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MONROE - School districts in southern Wisconsin, including Monroe, are banding together to ask the state for the ability to choose their own school start dates, according to Monroe District Administrator Cory Hirsbrunner. State law currently prohibits schools from starting before Sept. 1 each year unless the state Department of Public Instruction decides a district has "extraordinary reasons" for requesting a waiver. The districts are part of a growing movement seeking to change the law, with some school groups saying support is higher than its ever been.

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