Early start

    The school year isn’t half over, but Bucks County’s Souderton School District is already planning for next year when Souderton students will report for the 2011-2012 school year a week earlier than usual.

    The decision is based around the hectic fall schedule that often leaves students with more days out of the classroom than in it. Superintendent Frederick Johnson told the Bucks County Courier Times the fall holiday, conference and PSSA testing schedules left studens with only 12 instruction days by Sept. 30 of this year.

    Students will now report back to school Aug. 29 — a week before Labor Day. The upshot is, they’ll end the 2011-2012 school year June 8 instead of June 18.

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