Posted by Palo Verde Parent, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:27 am
Non school sports have "seasons" that are influenced by their national organizations. I doubt the school calendar has any influence on the start date. For example, school start dates vary all over the US but the Little League world series is always held in August and the dates for all of the regional and local tournaments are set by the national organization. Often it happens teams playing in the Little League World series are missing school to play! I don't think sport dates should have any influence on our calendar (and vice versa).
Posted by PAUSD Graduate, a member of the Gunn High School community, on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm
Back when I was a kid going to school in Palo Alto we didn't start school until after Labor Day so not only did we get a summer, the school year coincided with the non school (and school, for that matter) sports more closely. Those were the good old days...