Sound Off: When do Kansas University and Lawrence public schools start in August?
The first day of fall 2012 classes at KU is Aug. 20.
The first day of school for Lawrence schools is staggered, based on grade level:
Aug. 14 — grade six
Aug. 15 — grades one through nine
Aug. 16 — kindergarten and grades 10-12
Aug. 20 — pre-kindergarten.