So, parents – likely many from the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area – have spoken, and one thing is abundantly clear.
Don’t mess with our summer vacation.
The DeKalb County School System has backed off its plans to spread the summer vacation out across the year more because it irritated plenty of parents who claimed they already planned their vacations.
From an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story:
The idea, officials say, was to limit students’ loss of knowledge over the long summer and to give teachers more development time each week.
“I heard clearly from teachers … that they wanted some time,” Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said Wednesday. She also heard clearly from parents who didn’t want to give that time, at least not next year.
Nearly 37,000 people responded to an online survey that sought comment on three proposed calendars for