Used to be, kids in most metro Atlanta area schools went back into the classrooms after Labor Day.
Man, those were the days.
For the 2012-13 school year, Decatur schools open Aug. 1, and city of Atlanta students hit the books Aug. 6. DeKalb and Fulton county schools open on Aug. 13.
To some, it seems as if summer vacation gets shorter and shorter each year. To others (harried parents running out of kid-friendly entertainment options, perhaps?), it can't come soon enough.
So our question to kick off this week is: do you feel that summer vacation is too short? Do kids head back to school too early? Or do they need that classroom time in order to prepare themselves for a successful future?
Take our Patch poll and share your opinion in the comments.