The change will be difficult the first year. With students getting out of school so late this year, they’ll barely have two months before they’re back in the classroom. Some summers, they enjoy a 10-week or longer break.
But they’ll still have eight weeks to soak in the sun, play and recharge. And let’s face it, after eight weeks of lolling around, it’s time for most students to get back to a routine.
The reward will be when June 2014 rolls around and students and teachers are out of school as early as June 16, barring no snow days. Even with five snow days, they’ll still finish up June 23.
If that had happened this year, students and teachers would have avoided attending the final week of school in the midst of a heat wave. And we imagine few among them wouldn’t have been happy about that.