Governor Sununu wants New Hampshire schools to start up after the Labor Day holiday weekend. It's been all over the news today. Probably because today was the first day for many schools, including many in the Upper Valley. Although Sununu says he wants the first day of school to be moved back so families have more August vacation time together, you can be sure that one of the primary motivators is to extend the summer tourism season.
Sununu has tasked a commission with studying whether the state should require New Hampshire schools to start after Labor Day, and the commission has until the end of November to report its findings to the governor.
FYI, Upper Valley schools definitely do not synch their first days of classes. School started yesterday in Hartford and New London and it starts today in Hanover and Woodstock. The first day of school in Lebanon is tomorrow. And the lucky children of Claremont don't have to show up until Tuesday, September 4.
When do you think schools should start - before or after Labor Day?
I apologize for originally getting some start dates wrong. Thanks for helping to correct them!
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