Not only will the school year start later, there will also be more days spent in the classroom for the the upcoming school year.

RPS 205 students won't head back into the classroom until after Labor Day. The 2019-20 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, according to wifr.com. I would love to see this change happen in every school district (cough cough Rockton/Hononegah cough cough).

 "Going back to school in mid-August is ridiculous."

Straight out of the mouth of my 13-year-old daughter whose birthday is August 15th.