Bell rings early in Oak Park

District gets a jump on the new school year

OPENING DAY—Zara Mirchi sends her daughter, Aita, off to class at Medea Creek Middle School. Below, the breakfast and lunch menu board for the first day.
Students went back to school in the Oak Park district on Tuesday, more than two weeks earlier than other school districts. The early start means the school year ends in May.
The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education moved the calendar up last year to reduce student stress over the winter holiday and give teens more time to s...

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