School Starts Next Week (for 54 Districts)!
With no restrictions on how early local boards of education could require students return to school, start dates are all over the calendar.
The first day of classes for students in 54 districts is next week.
The next week sees students in 72 districts return to school.
Students in the remaining nine districts start back to school the following week…which would have been the earliest week that all districts could have started under the old mandated start date law. That law said school couldn’t start earlier than two weeks before Labor Day.
All in all, there are twelve different start dates across the state.
And is there any pattern to those start dates? You tell me.
Here’s the map. The darker the blue color, the farther away the start date.
[If you click on the district, you’ll see Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring break dates, too.]
There are only eight different school end dates. Here’s that map. Again, the darker the color, the later the district ends its school year. [A valid end date for Sumter County schools couldn’t be found.]