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What a difference a year makes
By LETITIA STEIN
Published May 25, 2007
Students at McKitrick Elementary wave to teachers after finishing their last day of school on Thursday.
[Times photo: Keri Wiginton]
Today marks the first day of what will feel like an endless summer break for students in Hillsborough County schools. Parents can thank, or curse, Florida lawmakers for an extra 2 1/2 weeks out of school. Last year's Save our Summers campaign pushed back the start of school to Aug. 20. Next spring, school will end later, too. This summer is the long transition. Here's what parents and students have to look forward to:
This year 12 weeks, 3 days 87 days 2,088 hours 125,280 minutes 7,516,800 seconds
Last year 9 weeks, 6 days 69 days 1,656 hours 99,360 minutes 5,961,600 seconds