I was a little surprised to see some on Twitter saying their children were already starting the 2019-20 school year. My local district doesn't start classes until next Friday. They start on a Friday because Iowa felt starting in middle August hurt the state's economy mainly in the tourism areas. So they passed a law saying schools couldn't start until the 23rd. It's not a big deal, but there is some silliness in starting on Friday. Perhaps the law should've said "the week of the 23rd" to prevent this.

Before this change occurred a couple of years ago, some Iowa schools started as early as the 7th. That's too early, but considering the winters we can have, I don't think it's wrong for the state's districts to start in the middle of the month.

So how about you all, when does school start in your neck of the woods and when do you think it should?