I read with interest the article about starting school later.
I was born in Sandusky and all my schooling of grades 1-12 was here.
School in my days started the Wednesday after Labor Day. We also had shorter holidays off. No school on Thanksgiving or the day after. Christmas vacation days depended on what day Christmas fell on. We usually had Dec. 24 off if Christmas was a weekday. Easter we were dismissed at noon on Good Friday and went back to school the Tuesday after Easter so no one could use the excuse of being sick from too much candy.
We also had Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's birthdays off -- separately, not combined.
We also went to school from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour off for lunch. Everyone went home except in junior and high school. The students from the country ate their packed lunches in the auditorium or if nice, in the park.
I enjoyed my 12 years of schooling in Sandusky. Kids nowadays miss out on the freedom of outside recess. We played tag, crack the whip, marbles and, in the winter, we played outside and made snow men.
Beatrice M. Norcross