Area schools will open after Labor Day to help Cedar Point
Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Sandusky and Margaretta school boards yesterday voted to adopt 2008-09 school year calendars with school starting after Labor Day. They join Perkins Local Schools, whose board on Jan. 16 approved a school year calendar with classes resuming Sept. 2, the day after Labor Day. Superintendents in the districts said the move comes from requests by Erie County's travel and tourism related businesses, who hope families have more time for vacation and students have more time to work summer jobs. Cedar Point officials have been vocal for a statewide law change so schools start after Labor Day.
I dont think it will make that hugs of a difference. You're still not going to get many guests from outside the area because their schools are going. So you'll have locals and people in the general vicinity getting one last crack before school.
Compared to a busy day, it will still be "dead"...just more profitable for CP.
Yeah, and with the schools ending later it'll just decrease attendance at the beginning of the season, so it probably is not going to make much of a difference whatsoever, just the shift in attendance.
Having the park open during the end of the school season probably makes more sense than the begining of the school season. When I was a kid, the end of the school season meant a field trip to the park. It was uausaly a reward for a good years work. Is anyone aware of any schools that would do a park trip at the begining of the school season?
Are they going to keep "regular" summer hours that week? Generally, in early June most parks have earlier closings. Plus the end of August is still usually pretty warm-- warmer than late May/early June, so water attractions should be open longer.
Say you pay your babysitter 5 bucks an hour plus 50 cents per additional kid.
5 x 27 additional students = $18.50 an hour
$18.50 x 40 hours a week x 52 weeks a year = $38,400
That would be just to babysit. Teachers have to do much more.
Beginning teacher salaries in NE Ohio are around $30,000 a year, and it's less in other areas.
This is why I hate it when people complain about teachers being overpaid. And don't even bring up that stuff about how they only work 9 months a year. Not every job requires you to get re-certified by completing more and more college courses. Then they have to get their classrooms ready for the new school year, which takes a lot of time.
Teachers don't get paid enough, and there's no other way around it. Even if they get inservice days.