North Summit School District to Change School Year

North Summit School District to Change School Year

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- North Summit School District is changing its school year to run from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

The change will go into effect for the 2005-2006 school year.

However, Superintendent Steve Carlsen said the district had to cut into traditional time off school to make it work. Christmas break will be reduce to only one week. Spring break will be down to a three-day weekend and teacher training will be held after school.

Utah P-T-A President JoAnn Neilson likened the change to a dream calendar. However, some don't see it that way.

North Elementary P-T-A President Susan Richins said she thinks kids need down time to just be kids, but looking at the new calendar, there's not a lot of down time next year.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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