My oldest goes to a public high school (her choice, not mine) and I teach in an afterschool public school program, so I am somewhat familiar with the goings-on of the school district we live in. Every week the elementary kids get a minimum day and the high schoolers get a late start day.
What is being done with this time you may ask?
Don't we homeschoolers deserve some staff development too?
I challenge you to take a little time (and a little coffee, or tea, or whatever you like) and check out
The Carnival Of Homeschooling: Ten Top School Supplies Edition over at Life Nurturing Education.
I hope afterward, you will feel developed!!