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Delay August 3rd school start date

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We the taxpayers of White County & parents of students in the White County, Georgia school system wish to address our total displeasure with the August 3rd starting date and desire to bring these concerns to the members of the White County Board of Education.

This date is too early, affecting students working summer jobs, interferes with family vacations, brings students back to school during the worst peak of summer heat and deprives families of needed bonding time.

Many school systems have delayed the start in Georgia and there is no reason White County cannot. Schools in the majority of the country start the day after Labor Day and end the first Friday in June while still having 180 days of instruction. These systems do not have as many "teacher professional days" or Christmas breaks days. These excessive breaks cause hardships to parents having to stay out of work or finding someone to be with their children.

Therefore, we the undersigned individuals request considering a delayed date for the start of school.

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