The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has supported uniform school opening date. The South Shore CVA's Board of Directors passed a resolution in 2010 supporting a opening date in the State of Indiana no earlier than Labor Day.
More than a dozen states in the United States have embraced and adopted a uniform school opening date. The State of Indiana has a number of tax supported tourist attractions as well as tax generating businesses that would benefit from a opening date after Labor Day. Increasing travel during the month of August has profound and well documented successes in the states that have adopted it. Research concludes that the economic impact can be up to $3 million for every August day that families are allowed to travel.
Call your legislators and voice your support for a uniform school opening date. https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/111 or follow the current bill in the 2017 Session.