The school year will get a later start in the City of Atlanta next year, and soon that may be the norm statewide.

Tuesday, the Atlanta school board tentatively approved calendars for the next three years that call for school to start on the second Monday in August, more than a week later than recent years. This move came as Senators and other key stakeholders prepare for their first meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Evaluating the School Year Calendar of Georgia Public Schools next week. 

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