Wait, school starts again on Monday?!


Remember when summer break meant summer break? When we sang “School’s Out” by Memorial Day and bought backpacks Labor Day weekend? I didn’t realize we had it so good until my daughter and I began back-to-school shopping last week. In early August. With temperatures deep in triple digits.

Monday—August 14—marks the start of the Clark County School District academic year … barely two months after kids got out on June 8. Why? “To allow students to complete testing prior to Winter Break, rather than testing shortly after students return,” according to a CCSD press release. Of course, blame it on testing; that kid already spends his lunch hour eating alone.

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