I believe this is a great idea, though many people complain about the short summer this year. I believe overall it will make our school more united, and a better district. I think kids will be happy to actually be out of school for the entire summer!
Under the old calendar, the last three days of school at Redwood Valley (June 1,2,& 3) are a complete waste of time. The students AND the teachers have already mentally checked out. No actual teaching is being done. It is a tragic waste. Finishing up school by having the state tests be the last things of the year would help address that. Contact days ought to be MEANINGFUL teaching days, not just "putting in our time" days. It makes me sick and angry that those last three days currently are a waste.