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A later start for Oklahoma school year?

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers are exploring whether schools should start the school year later to cut utility costs.

CNHI Oklahoma reports lawmakers launched a legislative study on Wednesday where Oklahomans for School Calendar Reform said school districts spend money on cooling schools that could be appropriated to classrooms.

The group says electricity bills peak in July and August when many districts start classes. Opponents say school leaders know what's best for their communities.

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