Michigan schools starting late

Today while shopping in nearby Holland Michigan and venturing on our way from the bed and breakfast by East Saugatuck up to Holland it was evident that the schools have not yet started here in Michigan.  One of our local Michigan elementary schools that we drive by frequently is still under a major remodeling phase that quite obviously will not be completed for awhile yet.  Also, the number of school age children with their parents in the stores is very apparent.  As we shopped today, I have to admit that I was thankful thinking that the school kids would be starting back soon after labor day (our new law in the state of Michigan).