Late Labor Day leads to varied school start dates
An unusually late Labor Day and a new provision allowing Minnesota school districts to start classes early without state approval have led to varied school start dates, a phenomenon with implications for parents, the State Fair and lake country resorts.
At least 76 of the state’s 333 school districts have started classes earlier than the Tuesday after Labor Day, according to a Minnesota School Boards Association survey. Labor Day falls on Sept. 7 this year. Last year, only 50 school districts started before Labor Day.