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    The California economy is still doing terribly, and that has meant a whole lot of changes in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The budget apparently played a huge role in setting the dates for the 2010-2011 school year, which has been released online here. The first day of school is September 13 and the last day is June 24. Students will be off the entire week of Thanksgiving. Plus, there’s three weeks of winter vacation, one week of spring break, and assorted holidays including April 1, for the observance of Cesar Chavez Day. I’ve been asking all of my friends who work outside the home and have older kids how they handle all of the days off, so that I’ll know what my options are.

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    Comments

    1. Always a joy to read your articles, and always learn something new! thumbs up!

    2. Camille says:

      Wow — that's A LOT of time off! Our city parks and rec offers "camps" during breaks for school aged kids. They run about $60/week here. We have year round schools (we used to anyway, budget cuts are terminating those) and the parks and rec would run the camps during track breaks. Our YMCA also runs them.

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