7/22/2014 6:02 PM
by Mike Bundt
PRINCETON- With a new school year quickly approaching.Students in Mercer County are enjoying their final few weeks of summer vacation
Kids were hanging out at the Princeton City Pool Saturday afternoon, taking in the sun and the water. They only have two more full weeks of vacation before returning to school on August 7th. The return date is the earliest of any county in our viewing area. The number one reason for the early start date is to be prepared for school being cancelled due to weather concerns during the year.
"I think it's helpful because as far as, not really for pre-k because it's their first year coming to the school but such as kindergarten and ages older, there's less of a time for learning lapse. They haven't been out of school long so hopefully they're still in that learning mode," said Tiffany Gibson.
Mercer County school faculty return a few days before the students, reporting on August 4th and 5th for staff development days.