Many Alabama students may get a little more summer vacation.
The Legislature has voted to over-ride the Governor's veto of a school calendar bill. The bill sets limits on how early school systems can start classes. It's designed to boost tourism- and in turn, raise more tax revenue.
Opponents,including Governor Robert Bentley say the bill takes control of school calendars away from local systems.
When the Governor issued his veto, he also attached an executive amendment allowing systems to opt out of the new rules.
That apparently won't happen now.