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Old 07-24-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Is the typical school year always 9/4 - 6/15? Our school year in Texas has been 8/15 - 5/25, but this year they're going from 8/27 to the very last couple of days of May. I'm wondering why the later schedule. Is that more typical in most states? Just curious.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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School year running from 9/4 - 6/15 is typical in the Northeast. I grew up in upstate NY and our calendar mirrored that of Maine's today.
Honestly, once you become used to the 4 seasons of the Northeast, you will see why that calendar schedule is the bet for the region! The kids get the benefit of a long and later summer, and typically the NE school calendar includes a more generous Thanksgiving vacation than down here in the SW. Also, at least when we lived in Maine, 2 one week vacations exist in Spring, thereby breaking up the boredom and monotony of February/March and April.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Well that would make sense. See, we have no use for seasons here. We have warm/breezy, warm/rainy, hot/humid/, hotter and even MORE humid, warm/breezy/rainy, a little cooler, 3 days of freezing, then cooler to HOT again - yep, that just about covers it. Seasons in our area of the country are mearly a suggestion of "the way life should be!"

I can't wait to see fall leaves change colors in person. I've only ever seen it in pictures! That will be spectacular.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Well that would make sense. See, we have no use for seasons here. We have warm/breezy, warm/rainy, hot/humid/, hotter and even MORE humid, warm/breezy/rainy, a little cooler, 3 days of freezing, then cooler to HOT again - yep, that just about covers it. Seasons in our area of the country are mearly a suggestion of "the way life should be!"

I can't wait to see fall leaves change colors in person. I've only ever seen it in pictures! That will be spectacular.
I can't wait to see the leaves change! Hope that we're not heading up too early for it! I just know that it will be immensely more breathtaking than here in Ohio.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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I live in Georgia now and the County just approved an earlier school start date of August 2nd. I have a house in Maine, but might as well sell it with the idiots down here pushing school to start in what I always viewed as mid-summer. They want higher test scores, yet the fail to follow by example the areas like Minnesote and the Northeast with the highest test scores?
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: North Georgia
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I live in Georgia now and the County just approved an earlier school start date of August 2nd. I have a house in Maine, but might as well sell it with the idiots down here pushing school to start in what I always viewed as mid-summer. They want higher test scores, yet the fail to follow by example the areas like Minnesote and the Northeast with the highest test scores?
It's actually been the beginning of August for about 2-3 years in Georgia and the kids get out the very end of May.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Within Maine there is a wide variety of school calenders. Local schools who send kids to a regional high school will have the same school year as the high school, but the next high school over could have a very different schedule. We still have a little local control in Maine.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Florida/winter & Maine/Summer
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Amen Callie Cat. Good thing I have plenty of leave, I will just show up a week late and have my first day with the kids! Maybe two if the idiots here move it any earlier!
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