August School Starting Date: Frequently Asked Questions

August School Starting Date: Frequently Asked Questions
by David Britten
I previously announced the decision by our Board of Education to begin the 2017-18 school year on Monday, August 21. This is the result of a county-wide waiver request from the Department of Education to begin the year prior to Labor Day. You can read more about that decision in my previous post: 2017-18 School Calendar.

Below are responses to frequently asked questions regarding this decision. These questions come from throughout the county so some may not pertain to our decision to begin on August 21:
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Superintendent's Notes

I previously announced the decision by our Board of Education to begin the 2017-18 school year on Monday, August 21. This is the result of a county-wide waiver request from the Department of Education to begin the year prior to Labor Day. You can read more about that decision in my previous post: 2017-18 School Calendar.

Below are responses to frequently asked questions regarding this decision. These questions come from throughout the county so some may not pertain to our decision to begin on August 21:

Why are some schools within Kent ISD starting the 2017-18 school year before Labor Day?

  • The 20 school districts served by Kent ISD asked Kent ISD to petition the Michigan Department of Education for approval to start before Labor Day because so many districts, and students, are involved in early and middle college programs. Student participation in these programs is much easier if…

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