Back to school comes early for some Southern Indiana students

Back to school comes early for some southern Indiana students
Published: Jul. 26, 2016 at 3:16 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2016 at 11:38 PM EDT
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CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - The calendar may say July 26, but it's already back to school for West Clark Community Schools and Christian Academy of Indiana.

There were mixed reviews for going back to school after just six weeks. The parents said they like the new schedule, but the students say they wish they could have both, a long summer and two weeks for their breaks.

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"I like the two weeks but I wish we had a longer summer," said Abigail Grimm, a Silver Creek Middle School student. "I wish I could have the two weeks off and have a longer summer."

Part of the year round schedule students have a shorter summer but fall, winter and summer breaks are two weeks instead of one.

"I'd rather have summer in general," said Lauren Hall, a student at Silver Creek High School. "I don't like the year round schooling in general."

"I have a lot of family out of state and they don't start until like September, so they think it's like crazy," said Lauren Mason, another Silver Creek High student. "But they get out a lot later than we do."

Parents liked the schedule much more than students.

"I like the year-round school I think it's good for the kids," Krista Williams said. "I like the longer breaks."

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"We like the year-round school, we're in favor of it," Joseph Lawrence said. "But it's shorter summer so it stinks."

More buses will be rolling in Southern Indiana this week. Students in the New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation and Greater Clark County Schools head back to the classroom on Wednesday and Thursday.

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