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Old 08-12-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Summer Vacation for Schools?

We have been avoiding taking trips during the school's summer breaks for obvious reasons being we never had any kids. Plus it is usually unbearably hot. We have had some great well behaved neighbors with kids and some very bad behaved ones. So we have been making our trips where they do not occur during June, July and August. But in our neighborhood the kids started going to school this week. Has the summer breaks been shortened that much?

What months are the schools out in your part of the country?

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Lots of Georgia county's started last week. Some Florida county's started today with the rest starting next Monday.

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Here in the Black Hills of SD, school will start on Aug. 25. It is the same in Garland, TX.

In Radclif, KY schools began on Aug. 6.
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CT starts sep 2 cant come sooooon enough
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In New England it is generally the week before Labor Day for many and the week after for the others and they are out the 3rd week of June give or take.
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Schools have been starting earlier than in the past for a couple of reasons. Most try to start early to give more instruction time before state mandated tests. Also, many schools are now air conditioned to make summer hours more tolerable.
When I was a kid in suburban Philadelphia, we didn't start until after labor day, the last day for all the shore resorts summer season. We went until about mid June. I moved to Indiana when a H.S. junior and their schools ended in late may and started before Labor Day.
The 30 years I taught in Ohio, we ended first week of June and started in mid-late August. School starting date has been creeping earlier in August to get extra school in before state assessments.

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Schools are required to teach 184 days a year. The start and end are usually based on the Union negotiating those dates as well as holidays.
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The school system I drive for here in Southeastern Ky starts tomorrow.
we start this time of year planning on getting out around middle of may.
By starting earlier it gives school system some extra days to work with if we have a bad winter. Our system missed 20 days last school year due to snow and ice covered roads.

Have started earlier and by giving up spring break we managed to end school by first week of june.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:18 PM   #9
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Schools are required to teach 184 days a year. The start and end are usually based on the Union negotiating those dates as well as holidays.
Maybe in Florida it's 184 days, it varies by state. 30 states require 180, Colorado is lowest with 160, Kansas longest with 186 days. I was in a teacher's association for many years and we never got to negotiate start and stop dates or have much say in holiday breaks through the year. Like I said, the most voiced reason by administrators was to get more instruction time in before high stakes testing.

Kentucky is unusual that the schools get state funding by each day's attendance. On days of high absenteeism, they close to prevent funding cuts. In Northern KY, across the river from us, they close for flu, fog, and even frost.

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We travel fulltime. Don't really worry about kids too much as we don't stay at parks that families with children would stay. We don't need a swimming pool, and of course we don't use swing sets or jungle gyms anymore. So it's pretty easy to find quiet places to stay.
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If you are going to places that are big tourist draws such as Disney or Niagara Falls, the school schedules don't mean much. Here in WNY the kids start school after Labor Day and finish in late June. However, if you are going to any major tourist destination you will find lots of kids there. With the varying school schedules and more kids being home schooled I don't know if there are many dates that will be kid free.
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Yep. summer now is about 2 months

1/2 of June, all of July, & 1/2 of August.

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