Do you see this picture? These are my kids (adorable, I know...) on their first day of summer vacation. That would be June 4. And it is RAINING (even though you can't tell- it really was!) In fact, it has been raining for about two weeks. And the temperature hasn't even topped 80 degrees. So please explain to me why you want school to start on August 18 (when it is sunny and hot and 90 + degrees) and end on May 26 (when it is not quite 70 degrees.)
I hear you are having budget cuts. Wouldn't it make sense to save on air conditioning by not starting in the MIDDLE OF AUGUST? Wouldn't the kiddos learn better when the weather was cooler and not so tempting to be outside? I mean, nine months out of the year here it is cold yucky weather, but do you have to start school during one of the few actually warm sunny months? It is enough to make someone want to move out of Idaho :) :) :)
Now I know that I am a wimp from California. But even with my newly defined warm weather as anything over 60 degrees, I still find it hard to understand why we have to start school in the middle of August.
So please, PLEASE, reconsider for next year.
Your local parent,
Okay, so the past two days have been much better weather, but it is supposed to rain again tomorrow. And you can probably tell that I am sooo bitter about the early start in the fall (make that summer!).
We are just going to make the most of the summer that we have.
As you can see from this picture, these yahoos won't have to try too hard to have a good time.