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Mountain schools to start 2008-09 year Aug. 18

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By Vicky Gits

Evergreen and Conifer schools will start the next school year on Aug. 18, while schools in the rest of Jefferson County will start nine days earlier than normal, on Aug. 12.

Jefferson County also is bringing back a fall mini-break, with schools closing Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24.

A group of parents from the mountain schools successfully petitioned the school board over the last few months for a later start date, said district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

The early start time was instigated to allow extra time for CSAP preparation so students can finish classroom testing before Christmas break.