I don’t understand the rush to shorten the summer vacation and start school a week before Labor Day, especially since most of the days will be half days.
For those kids working at the beach, leaving work a week early means they lose whatever bonus they would receive from their employees who pay the bonus to encourage kids not to leave them high and dry for the final busy week-end of the summer.
For decades schools in Delaware always started the day after Labor Day; back them because kids were needed to work on the farms. Then when the tourist trade boomed a lot of kids found summer work at the beach.
Then some dumb bureaucrat in Education made the dumb decision they should start school earlier so they could get off earlier in June. Dumb decision.
To me summer officially ends Labor Day; I close my pool shortly thereafter. Nothing has been gained by starting school earlier; I can’t see where kids are getting any smarter, it is still hot, and some schools still do not have air-conditioning.
The State’s Department of Education may be filled with intelligent people; common sense, hell no!