Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Mother Anxious for School Start Date for Upcoming Year

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Mother Anxious for School Start Date for Upcoming Year

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Dear Call Box: I'm already making plans for my kids' camp for next summer. The camp I want to get them in has a registration deadline in October.

When will school start in 2000 in Duval County? I've been hearing rumors that it will be Aug. 4. -- M.H.

Dear M.H. The Times-Union already has reported that classes are expected to begin the week of Aug. 9 for the 2000-01 school year.

The Duval County School Board will decide on an exact date between now and January, but it will probably be during that week.

Several readers said they missed the 1999-2000 calendar when it ran in Call Box last week. Check with your child's school. Also, we'll gladly mail a copy to anyone who sends a stamped self-addressed envelope to: School Calendar, c/o Reader Services, P.O. Box 1949, Jacksonville, FL 32231.

Dear Call Box: In an editorial by columnist Cal Thomas on Aug. 22, he mentioned a video series by John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute. The title is Grasping for the Wind, and it is about our culture and violence. …

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