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Is it Better for School to Start Before or After Labor Day?

What's the best timing for the first day of school?

Danvers Public Schools students are still more than a week away from the start of school, with teachers scheduled to return on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and all students head back on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

But many local schools head back in the coming week - before Labor Day.

Which way is better? Would you prefer students head back before Labor Day? Why?

Or does the current Danvers school calendar make sense? Why?

Let us know below in the comments section.

Currently, the last day of school will be June 20, with no snow days. If five snow days are used, the last day with be June 27.

Tristina Kimball August 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM
I think that is a great idea!
Tristina Kimball August 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Sounds valid to me, Doug. congratualtions on your daughter taking 4 AP classes..You must be very proud of her as she must be of herself.
gege z September 02, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I've always started school around my birthday, August 20th. I never knew it was "supposed" to start after labor day. Never happened to me.
gege z September 02, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Also 4 APs is nothing. I know people taking 8. Junior and senior year.
Doug Lewis September 04, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Gege What???? I wasn't bragging about my daughter - I was trying to point out that I have a vested interest in starting school earlier if it would help AP's - I just haven't seen any proof that it will and I doubt if a few days matters. Your comment doesn't make any sense anyway. I said my daughter "will be taking 4 AP classes this year". The way you wrote your note it can be read as you saying 8 each year (Junior and Senior) or 8 over the two years. No one in DHS can take 8 each year, but my daughter, like many other DHS students, will have taken 8 by the time she graduates. Lets hope the few days doesn't matter to any of them - I don't think it does.

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