School starting in July
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|Thu, 07-26-2007 - 12:10am|
My kids go back to school July 30th. Open house is this Friday and class lists were out last week. Does this just seem wrong to anyone else? When I was a kid, we never started until after labor day. A few years ago, our school system moved to what they call a "balanced calendar". In other words, they get 8 weeks off in the summer and many weeks off during the year (1 in october, full week at Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Christmas, 1 in Feb. and another for spring break). For me, I feel like their summer has been shortened. It seems like it was just the end of May and school was ending. Also, my biggest gripe is the fact we start one week BEFORE our tax free shopping days.
When do your kids start back? Do you think July 30th is too early (BTW -- the county next to us starts July 27th, yes, that is right, their first day back is a Friday).