PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia School District is proposing an earlier start to its school year by beginning fall classes before Labor Day.
It’s a proposal that the district’s Chief Academic Officer Cheryl Logan will be presenting at tonight’s School Reform Commission meeting.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
The thinking is that if the school year begins earlier, you can get more instructional days in before Memorial Day — and before attendance drops in June.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
There would still be the state-mandated 180 days of instruction. Reportedly, the new calendars would have the school year starting on September 5 in 2017, and August 27 in 2018.
Many suburban districts go back before Labor Day, as well as many charter schools.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
The proposal would be voted on at next month’s School Reform Commission meeting.