In the six New England states, schools tend to run from the day after labor day until the last week of June. A few school districts start a bit earlier, like last week of August. There is also something unique to New England: The double “spring break” system. Unlike most of the country, which has a break in late March or early April, we had two weeks: one in February, one in April. The states tended to coordinate so as to avoid a mad rush on the mountains; If New Hampshire had 3rd week in Feb and 4th week in Apr, Massachusetts would do 4th week in Feb and 2nd week in April or something like that. This, often coupled with copious snow days (about 10 a year; and New Englanders tend to go to school in worse weather than about anywhere else in the country save Minnesota) often meant that school went until the late June 20s. Since teachers contracts usually stipulated that they couldn’t work into July, (IIRC, may have been myth) some districts had Saturday school in March to make up some days.
Jason R Remy
“Open mindedness is not the same thing as empty mindedness.”
– John Dewey Democracy and Education (1916)