The start of the school year has gotten earlier over the years. A new survey out shows 78% of Hoosiers would prefer the school year to start the last week in August or later. 54% believe it would be best to wait to send kids back until after Labor Day. Supporters of a later start date believe it would reduce electrical costs and allow for more money for things like classroom supplies. Currently there is no uniform start date in Indiana public schools. Each district can choose its own.