Seriously though, why start school on Jan. 2? That is ridiculous.
@Orem ParentWhy is that ridiculous? What holiday am I missing that
falls on January 2nd? Is it because New Year's was the day before, and if
so, what is the acceptable buffer period surrounding a holiday? And if there is
a buffer period, why don't you also complain about the lack of acceptable
buffer around the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.?Kids
already get plenty of days off school - so many that they end up starting school
in August and ending in June. They don't need more days off during the
Point well taken Robin but families don't usually travel far distances to
go visit relatives for Labor Day or Memorial Day. I'm guessing that the
absentee rate was extremely high for Jan. 2nd.