Michigan Schools Go Back to School to Early

Michigan Schools return back to school before summer has ended! We are committed to the education of our children but the rest of the country still abides by the after Labor day rule. With the back to school date of August 20 the kids are losing the month of August for summer break. Starting back to school shopping and the required supply list while the Dog Days of summer are still in full swing. This is precious time for our children to spend with families before the hustle and bustle of the new school year begins. Lets give them a break and send them back after Labor Day an age old tradition of our pasts!!! I kept record of all the half days and full days off for in service days for our educators last school year, I found out that at least every month the kids had one or sometimes two half days off and one full day. I think they would rather have that in the summer when the weather is beautiful and they can run and play. We all know by living in Michigan how important the sunshine is when we get it that is. I am submitting this to the Walled Lake Consolidated School Board of Education by December 31, 2003. I am asking them to consider changing the return to school date. Please show your support by signing this petition and support our kids while they are still kids!!!


I am a mother of two and aunt of four. I am a full time mom and part-time medical assistant. I believe in this and I plan to take this to the Board of Education and pursue this matter as far as I am able. It makes it really tough on the kids in the suburbs. I think our educators need to have less in service days and send our kids back after Labor Day. Our kids don\'t get out any earlier than normal so why should they lose the month of August for their summer vacation! I believe in Education but I also believe the kids need a break to unwind and be kids. There is enough time ahead of them to get a taste of the real world. Anyone who can think back for a moment- and remember what it felt like to be on summer vacation and watching Jerry Lewis and knowing after that it was time for school!!! Please respond to: Schoolshttp://www.ipetitions.com Thanks for your support


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    Tierra Archambault, United States

    2 years ago State: Kansas
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    Comments: I completely agree with you, our kids need a decent summer break (Memorial day-Labor Day) in the US! Every school year starts a couple days earlier. My kids return to school on August 16? Crazy and many schools locally returned on the 12th?!
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    Caroline Setili, United States

    11 years ago State: MI
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    Dora Slagle, United States

    11 years ago State: MO
    Country: US
    Comments: I too am not happy about our children returning to school earlier and earlier every year. My husband has a military career and we have seen schools start the first week of august and not get out until the middle of June. What kind of summer is that for our kids It is bad enough that they load them down with so much homework throughout the year that they dont have enough time to be kids and now they are trying to take away their summer. I am all for the schools starting later in the school year. Let our children be kids while they can. They grow up too soon as it is.
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