bailey13

bailey13 1 year, 8 months ago on A morning in the life of a new GCPS student

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.

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bailey13 1 year, 8 months ago on A morning in the life of a new GCPS student

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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