Area schools will open after Labor Day to help Cedar Point

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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.

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