School Calendars Will See Changes

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A new state law is making schools start no more than two weeks before Labor Day.

While students get a few more weeks of summer, the schools will see some changes to their 2007-2008 calendar.

FCATs, spring break and graduation will all be pushed back by a week or two. This change comes after parents across the state complained the school year started too early.

"They were taking away the summer vacation opportunities that they had, and some business people felt it was having an impact on the visitor and tourist attraction and other things that contribute to Florida's economy," said Jim Croteau with Leon County Schools.

The district advisory council will meet tonight to complete the final calendar.