EH board eyes July start date for balanced calendar

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The balanced calendar is back on the table for Eastern Hancock School Board, and one member wants it to be tweaked.

Tom Younts suggested pushing the first day of school back a week because several families show animals at the Indiana State Fair and struggle getting their kids to both school and Indianapolis.

This is the first school year a balanced calendar has been in place in every school district in Hancock County. In this format, school starts earlier in the summer but includes two-week breaks in the fall and spring.

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