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Philadelphia Schools To Begin After Labor Day In 2019

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After several delayed attempts to begin the 2018-2019 school year, the 2019-2020 school year will begin after Labor Day for students in Philadelphia public schools.

The school year will start on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day, according a spokesman for the school.

Many were unhappy with the change to start school before Labor Day this year and were unimpressed by the heat wave which forced several half days and early dismissals. It was the first time the school district had attempted such an early start.

At the time, school district spokesperson Lee Whack said the decision to start classes early this year was made in 2016 to provide more instructional time for students before getting into assessments.

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