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Chris Pruett

Is starting school after Labor Day a positive move?

Posted Friday, February 5, 2010, at 7:10 AM
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  • Leave school decisions with the local school board. My goodness, does the State have to mess with each part of our lives?

    Of course, we can't let the Governor's political ambitions get in the way of what is best for our kids.

    I hope I don't have to get permission from the Governor Daniels before I root for the Colts in the Super Bowl.

    -- Posted by Gene Hall68 on Thu, Feb 4, 2010, at 5:12 PM
  • Chris, you wrote:

    "Labor Day this year is Sept. 6, meaning most area schools would be starting classes about three weeks later."

    Why do you say that school would start three weeks after Labor Day? Why couldn't school start on the day after Labor Day? Did I miss something?

    -- Posted by Lorhagatha on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 2:40 PM
  • Uh, duh me! I just realized you meant three weeks later than normal...I need a nap, and some patience too. Sorry Chris!

    -- Posted by Lorhagatha on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 2:59 PM
  • One of the reasons for school to start so early was to balance the number of days in the first and second semesters and still allow for semester tests to be held before the winter break. Most teachers, students, and parents do not like a two week break from school before returning for final exams.

    -- Posted by Barefoot Farmer on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 7:31 AM
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