I might be in the minority but I am not a fan of the early start schedule this year. For many students, the first day back starts this Tuesday. With the temperatures blazing in the WSFV, count on potential brown outs set off by the hundreds of air-conditioned classrooms.
For the 2012-13 school year, LAUSD decided early start was going to take effect August 14th opposed to the usual post Labor Day return. Why? It sounds like they have tested this format and received positive feedback. On a positive note, the kids will be out at the end of May.
Burbank Unified, August 13th
Los Angeles Unified, August 14th
Calabasas Unified August, 22nd