Sunday, August 26, 2007

DNC detail

Der Post:
The Democratic National Convention is expected to bring in cash, national attention and big shots to Denver, but it also may bring a change for the city's students.

Denver Public Schools is considering delaying the start of school next year until after the Pepsi Center convention, which is Aug. 25-28.

That would mean school would start after Labor Day for the first time since the 2000-01 school year.

"We have 37 schools within a 2-mile radius of the convention center," said Joseph Sandoval, DPS's executive director for educational services.

Likely traffic problems, potential security issues and the fact that staffers and students may want to be involved in the convention are driving the possible change to the schedule.
Update: More DNC frolics:

Florida Democrats would forfeit their votes in selecting a presidential nominee unless they delay their state election by at least a week, the national party said in a stern action Saturday meant to discourage others from leapfrogging ahead to earlier dates.
Of course:
Elected officials in Florida have said they would consider legal action and a protest at the convention if the national party barred the state’s delegates.

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