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Late start may make school year tight

Districts urged to change policies

Kylie Poirier (facing camera) enjoyed a day at the beach off Castle Island yesterday, but she has been counting the number of days until school starts in September. The 13-year-old said she is looking forward to seeing friends again at her school in Newton. Kylie Poirier (facing camera) enjoyed a day at the beach off Castle Island yesterday, but she has been counting the number of days until school starts in September. The 13-year-old said she is looking forward to seeing friends again at her school in Newton. (Pat Greenhouse/ Globe Staff)
By James Vaznis
Globe Staff / August 20, 2009

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With Labor Day falling on the latest day possible, Boston and dozens of other school districts will not start classes this fall until nearly a third of the way through September, giving them little wiggle room to make up days lost to snowstorms, swine flu, or other disruptions. (Full article: 974 words)

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