We really need to get 'smart' and implement year round accelerated public schools. What a tremendous waste of staff and facility resources having hundreds of closed buildings and thousands of employees idled for several months each summer all over the state.
This type of year round accelerated school program would reduce our overall education costs while improving our children's education levels. States that have done it have found a significant positive impact on child learning and retention.
it also helps working parents who don't have to worry about their kids being on the streets for several months. Might reduce crime and help kids get ready for the real world that operates year round.