New York State officials could be considering starting the school year earlier

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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 23: General atmosphere prior to KinderCare Pre-School teacher Kimberly Bouchie being presented with a check for $10,000 for winning the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award at KinderCare Learning Center on September 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe)

New York State could be considering changing the way schools operate.

According to the Albany Times Union, the state is looking at a school year that could start before Sept. 1.

Right now, state law says no public school can start before that date, but education officials are looking to change that in the upcoming legislative session.

The move is meant to help districts meet their annual instructional requirements.  

Officials are also considering a proposal that school years be counted in hours rather than days.

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