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Not sure when you went to school. I was in Gwinnett schools during the 80s and 90s. We started in mid-August and got out after the first week of June (usually between the 7th and 11th). They can do the same today. I personally prefer a late May vacation to an overly hot August one- that's my opinion, but I believe it is part of the rationale. Neighborhood pools that were packed in June are empty by the end of July- it's too hot. As far as money- it's not that much more to AC the school in August. The amount of electricity required to run a school at anytime is enormous. You want to save costs? Go to a 4 day week and cut 20% off of transportation- which is far more costly. But then parents would freak about childcare. It seems it's only about the money or what's best for students until it becomes inconvenient.
Georgia gets out before Memorial Day. It isn't that Georgia schools go longer. Schools that start after Labor Day don't get out until mid to late June.
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