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Legal Fight To Start School Year Early Dismissed

Posted July 25, 2005 12:03 p.m. EDT

— The legal fight is over to make some school systems begin classes after the mandatory Aug. 25 start date.

The group, Save Our Summers, along with other supporters, challenged waivers granted to seven school systems that they did not feel were warranted.

The case was expected in court this week, but five of the seven school systems have since dropped their request. As a result, the case was voluntarily dismissed.

Edgecombe and Nash-Rocky Mount Schools will still start early.

School officials say high school students attending community college classes need to start when the community college begins.