Why IE Schools Now Start In August Instead Of After Labor Day (Back When School Used To Start)
Today [Wednesday] is the first day of school in the Redlands Unified School District. Other Inland Empire school districts have already started classes, or will soon begin the school year before the month of August is over. With triple-digit heat and sunshine lasting into the evening, August may seem a little early for kids to be going back to school. KVCR's Matt Guilhem was given the assignment of finding out why school now starts in the heart of summer instead of after Labor Day, when many of today's students' parents used to head back to school.