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Old 08-17-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here are links to organizations trying to extend the summer break for our kids to what it used to be. It is mainly Southern states plus Indiana. Check it out! Other States
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I don't know, when I was in school we had the "alternative calendar." I always liked it. Summer breaks are too long anyway. Longer breaks during the year at the expense of a shorter summer break, I actually prefered that.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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I don't know, when I was in school we had the "alternative calendar." I always liked it. Summer breaks are too long anyway. Longer breaks during the year at the expense of a shorter summer break, I actually prefered that.


I agree.

Summer break is too long, kids get bored and then find ways to get into trouble. I would prefer a year 'round schedule with evenly spaced breaks throughout the year.
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I agree.

Summer break is too long, kids get bored and then find ways to get into trouble. I would prefer a year 'round schedule with evenly spaced breaks throughout the year.
I never got bored. I always had things to do or made up things to do and no, I didn't get into alot of trouble
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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year-around schedule? com'on now THAT get's boring

nah, where I used to live in GA, we had 8-week summers, and a break every 6 weeks, like the first break was in Late September, the next break was Thanksgiving, the next was winter break, etc. I thought it was perfect
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Here in Wisconsin it worked like this..... For most cities throughout the state...


We are required to have 180 School days per school year.
Start day after Labor Day
2 days off for Haloween in October
2 days off for Thanksgiving in November
Then go to school till the 23rd of December, and not go back till the 2nd or 3rd of January.

Then we wouldn't have off till last week of March for Spring break,

Then Good Friday in April

Memorial day in May...

School ends in early June.... So we had off about 11-12 weeks for summer break....
I always liked the idea of a nice long summer break.

Missy, It's kinda coincidental that you mention this because I have a friend who goes to school in Kentucky that used to have like a 2 month summer break and then more week long breaks through the year. I guess that would be kinda nice for seasonal family vacations....
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here in Wisconsin it worked like this..... For most cities throughout the state...


We are required to have 180 School days per school year.
Start day after Labor Day
2 days off for Haloween in October
2 days off for Thanksgiving in November
Then go to school till the 23rd of December, and not go back till the 2nd or 3rd of January.

Then we wouldn't have off till last week of March for Spring break,

Then Good Friday in April

Memorial day in May...

School ends in early June.... So we had off about 11-12 weeks for summer break....
I always liked the idea of a nice long summer break.

Missy, It's kinda coincidental that you mention this because I have a friend who goes to school in Kentucky that used to have like a 2 month summer break and then more week long breaks through the year. I guess that would be kinda nice for seasonal family vacations....
YOU GET OFF FOR HALLOWEEN????? That is not fair at all lol We don't We used to get out the beginning of June and not go back until after Labor Day.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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If it were up to me I'd prefer to go to school year-round, four days per week. Students could have the option to "opt-out" for 1-2 weeks per year as well as excused absences for family vacation(s), and truancy policies would become a bit more liberal.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Much more prefer summer break... that perspective from both my time as a kid and also as a parent...
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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YOU GET OFF FOR HALLOWEEN????? That is not fair at all lol We don't We used to get out the beginning of June and not go back until after Labor Day.

You say that isn't fair, but my friend who attends school in Kentucky says that Kentucky gets more vacations then Wisconsin. She attended school here prior to moving to Kentucky. She likes how the school calender is down there versus ours. In Kentucky she gets off for days like Martin Luther King Jr. day, I realize it's a holiday but I'm not sure about taking they school day off.


And as Scrann-barre said about truancies, they do need to be more liberal about them. I agree!
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