Our first Blog Poll asked, Would you rather start school before or after Labor Day? Nineteen out of twenty voters voiced their choice to start school after Labor Day (95%). While hardly scientific, it shows a significant difference from our current practice. As a district, we have chosen to begin before Labor Day for a couple of reasons:
- By beginning early, it gives us some protection against ending the year late in June (do you remember last year?) when snow days extend the calendar a bit.
- It gives us a chance to begin the year slowly with kids with a short week before Labor Day.
Nonetheless, starting before Labor Day does end the summer early and perhaps cuts family vacations a bit. I will be sure to send along this data to the Calendar Committee as they meet every year to look at the next year’s school calendar.