Divided Cobb County board OKs earlier school start - KMSP-TV

Divided Cobb County board OKs earlier school start

Posted: Updated:

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A divided Cobb County school board has decided to start the next two school years a week earlier in August and include a fall break for teachers and students.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the board approved the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school calendars by a 4-3 vote after an hour-long discussion Thursday night.

The school calendar issue has been contentious in the suburban Atlanta county, where students supply much of the workforce for tourist attractions such as Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water during the summer months.

Parent Sarah Lyons urged the board to make a decision with the students in mind, not Six Flags over Georgia.

But parent Jennifer Fink said that summer jobs, relaxation and family vacations are important for children.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Suspected DUI driver strikes officer's car

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:19:40 GMT
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car got rear ended by a suspected drunk driver.  The officer, who is a member of the department's HEAT DUI unit, was working a traffic stop
    An Atlanta Police officer was hurt after his squad car was struck by a suspected drunk driver.
  • Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Police: domestic fight leads to SWAT standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:09:44 GMT
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
    Police in Cobb County say a man barricaded himself inside a home early Wednesday, forcing a SWAT unit to respond. It happened at home on Spring Mountain Lane and Lost Mountain Road.
  • Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:13:42 GMT
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
    A county manager is accused of making unauthorized traffic stops in Greene County.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices