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Aiken County students may have new calendar in next school year

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The Aiken County Board of Education will discuss changing the way all students are in school in the 2022-2023 school year.

At the Jan. 11 meeting, Superintendent King Laurence will present the school board with a modified school calendar that shortens summer vacation but adds a fall break in Oct...

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  1. It is my opinion that the school board is looking at that all wrong. Parents, especially working parents, have to find child care for their children when they are not in school. Screwing up the schedule like this does nothing to help working parents.. Most people also go on vacation in the summertime. That is compressing the available time for families. Tourist and vacation season is during the summer for a reason. That is when most people travel. Putting these breaks at strange times during the year does nothing to help that. It is also difficult for families who have to put vacation time in many months in advance to plan for this period. Is are any other school systems locally doing and/or considering this? I think not. I believe you will see a massive influx of people moving to other school systems to avoid this.

  2. I kind of chuckled reading this. Having been schooled in way South Texas the words “spring break and fall break” were never heard. We missed that memo as they say. I remember in 1977 when first arriving in these parts, learning that kids were out of school a week or so for a golf tournament… Seriously. I would have made a great Georgia kid. Don’t mess with the school calendar. As far as forgetting lessons during the long summer break, do as I did, subscribe to the “Weekley Reader” and you won’t forget how to read.

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