Metro schools go back to their regular hours on Monday.
August 24, 2007 MNPS Returns To Full Days Effective Monday, Aug. 27 Metro Nashville Public Schools will return to its normal, full-day schedule beginning Monday, Aug. 27. The District has temporarily been operating on half-days due to sustained 100+ temperatures. Outdoor athletic activities will be allowed after school at the discretion of the principal, following District policy on practicing/playing in heat.According to WKRN it will be cooler:
However, I'm with the folks at Save Tennessee Summers and think this early August start is not good. We need to start after Labor Day.
Was it after Opryland closed that MNPS started encroaching on our Augusts? Seems to me I remember some hullabaloo created when it was thought students weren't going to be available to work at the park.
I'd like someone to do some sort of cost:benefit analysis of this early August start. What we actually gain in student learning vs. the cost to purchase and maintain equipment, OT personnel costs when they fail under the stress, utility costs and lawsuits settlements paid out because students and staff were injured as a result. How is it other systems can do quite well starting after Labor Day and we can't?
I know this year has been exceptional. But, really, is it better to coop them all up in buildings during August vs. late May and early June?