[LMB] OT: School days

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Mon Aug 1 21:44:02 BST 2016


On Mon, Aug 01, 2016 at 01:59:37PM -0600, Zan Lynx wrote:
> On 08/01/2016 01:36 PM, Beatrice Otter wrote:
> > Beatrice Otter:I think it's a regional thing more than a generational
> > one. They have always started in September in Oregon, and I live in
> > ND now, where they've always started in August and the few schools
> > moving to start in September are looked on as innovators screwing up
> > everyone else's sports schedule.
> 
> I believe the school start and end dates are built around a fixed number
> of school days. The difference is in holidays. Also, in areas further
> north, the expected number of snow days.
> 
> I find it funny though that snow in North Dakota or Colorado that would
> close a school in Texas, we just laugh at it and expect students to show
> up anyway. After all, the school buses all have snow chains and the

my kids having grown up in New England, when my son was in college in
TN he thought it was hilarious the way they closed everything down for
a half-inch of snow.

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