In the state Duma introduced a proposal to move the start of the school year for a month

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotobiennale academic year in Russian schools. Archival photo.In the state Duma introduced a proposal to move the start of the school year for a month© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

In the state Duma introduced a bill to allow municipalities to carry the first day of the school year on 1 October.

This initiative was initiated by deputies from the LDPR faction Mikhail Degtyarev, Boris Chernyshov and Vadim Denikin. According to the authors of the bill, because of the diversity of national, social, climatic and other features of a unified start date of the academic year on the territory of Russia is impractical.

«The bill proposes to consolidate the local authorities of the municipality the right to postpone the academic year in educational institutions on October 1. Thus, the date of September 1 will be stored as General date of the beginning of the school year, but municipalities will be given the opportunity to carry it just depending on objective conditions,» wrote the authors of the project in the explanatory Memorandum.

The Chairman of the Commission of the Public chamber of Russia on support of families, children and maternity Diana Gurtskaya said that the project is futile.

The public chamber after the hearings, will inevitably give the bill the negative conclusion, said Gurtskaya. «It’s hard for me to imagine that someone will seriously consider such an initiative. It’s like the topic of moving the capital — loudly, clearly, have no prospects,» she told RIA Novosti.

According to Gurtsky, educational space in Russia and the beginning of the school year September 1 — one of the symbols of uniting society.

Member of the Federation Council Committee for science, education and culture Oleg Kazakovtsev in an interview with RT did not support the initiative of the representatives of the liberal democratic party, describing it as «populism». «Will miss o’clock, and, as a result, the burden on children will be more. The curriculum must fit within the reasonable time and reasonable hours,» he said. The Senator also urged not to break, but to improve what is, in the evolutionary process.

The head of the National parent Committee Irina Volynets, in an interview with RT also noted that the proposal to move the start of the school year is an attempt to change traditions. In addition, in her opinion, the students after a longer stay will have to spend more time to get back into the rhythm of studying. «In Junior high, actually forget all that has gone before,» — said Wolyniec.