Ready or Not, Schools Start Opening Aug. 21

Most Local Districts Begin Before Labor Day

by Erin Albanese

Got those backpacks ready? The first day of school is two weeks earlier than the traditional post-Labor Day start for many districts, and administrators are working to make sure families are aware of the change. First days vary across Kent ISD's 20 public school districts, with the earliest beginning Monday, Aug. 21. Kent ISD received a waiver from the state for its member schools to begin prior to Labor Day...