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Hillsborough is not alone in school calendar conflicts



Pieces.JPGAcross Florida, school districts are hard at work crafting their academic calendars for 2010-11.

And across Florida, nonacademic pressures are again at play.

In Lee County, for instance, the district's calendar committee is sparring over whether to give students a day off for Rosh Hashana, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. A board member has expressed displeasure with closing school on a Thursday, while a community member argues that the district has recognized the holiday for seven years, so why stop now?

Up in Bay County, it's economics causing a rift. Businesses are complaining that they'll lose out if the district begins classes in early August instead of later in the month, the Panama City News Herald reports.

And here we thought that Hillsborough's nearly annual ritual battle over Good Friday was singular.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:42am]


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