Is there anyplace in the U.S. where school starts the Tues. after Labor Day?

  1. I've been curious about this... Is there anywhere left in the country where public school still starts on the Tuesday after Labor Day??? as it did back in the Dark Ages when I was in school?

    Here in Hottern Hades it started August 19th. A few started up August 15th. Of course the teachers went back a full week before the kids came in.

    I liked it the way it was in the dark ages...and I recall the last day of school was always May 28.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   xantha31669
    Here in my town in CT that is when they start.

    Lori
  4. by   2MagnoliaTrees
    We started August 15th. The school where my sons go has a 4 day week. This is the second year that they do this. They go all week until the first Friday in Oct. then they are off on all Fridays thereafter. If they don't "earn" detention or need help with tutoring they can stay home on the Fridays. If not they go the Fridays. They like it but I don't care for it because many of the parents don't have people able to watch their kids every week for one day while they work. They start the day 20 minutes earlier and end 45 minutes later than everybody else to make up the time.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Many Philly area schools start WEd, Sept 4th.
  6. by   DebsZoo
    My kids start Sept. 4th, I start classes the 3rd
  7. by   RNIAM
    My kids start the 4th, I start the 3rd.
  8. by   valk
    Starts Thursday, Sept 5th here. Ends late in June.
  9. by   Rusty59
    Our children start the Tuesday, after Labor Day, here in our little town in Oregon.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    School starts wed, sept 4 here, that is, IF THE TEACHERS are not OUT ON STRIKE...it is a very real possibility...I will SEW MY HEAD TO THE CARPET IF my DS IS NOT BACK IN SCHOOL WEDS!!!!

    ..They go from Sept til mid June here in Sea/Tac area....which with the weather the way it is, makes PERFECT sense since summer weather does not start til after jul 4 as a rule.
  11. by   JailRN
    Joey and hubby both start back to school 9-3 (thank GOD) !!!!!!!
  12. by   natsfanrn
    Schools here in VA start this Tuesday...it's the "King's Dominion" law. The all-powerful tourism industry fought to enact a law saying that public schools can't open until after Labor Day, because they need the high school kids to work at the amusement parks and stuff until then. The only exemption is if a county has had more than a certain number of snow/inclement weather days the previous school year, they can open earlier than that. School goes until mid June...
    --karen
  13. by   night owl
    Here in my little town in Pennsyltucky, my daughter who is in Jr. high (8th gr.) starts Tuesday the 3rd, and my son who is a Junior in high school starts Wednesday the 4th.
  14. by   boggle
    Most of Michigan has been back a week already, some before that. But there's a law here that public schools have to be closed on the Friday before Labor Day. It's a tourism thing!

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