ATLANTA -- The first day of school is rapidly approaching, and we have your full listing of when each of the school districts return to classrooms.

While last year, one of the big controversies was tied to whether or not school started too early, when several school districts started school during the month of July, there are few metro Atlanta districts with a July start date this year. All of the other school districts have kept their start dates in August.

Last year's early start even became a matter of discussion during the General Assembly session.

Republican State Rep. Ron Stephens floated a bill that mandated pushing back school start dates across the state in order to help keep statewide attractions open longer.

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"If you look at every single attraction in the area, all of them close up mid-summer as soon as school starts," Stephens said in January.

Local school boards emphasized keeping local control of school calendars and maintaining that control on a continuing basis with input from parents.

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The State Board of Education and the State School Superintendent do not have the authority to set school calendars.

Here are school start dates for the metro Atlanta school districts for the 2018-2019 school year.

Monday, July 30

Henry County Schools

Jackson County Schools

Rockdale County Schools

Wednesday, August 1

Atlanta Public Schools

Barrow County Schools

Cherokee County Schools

Cobb County Schools

Decatur City Schools

Haralson County Schools

Morgan County Schools

Newton County Schools

Paulding County Schools

Pickens County Schools

Walton County Schools

Thursday, August 2

Carrollton City Schools

Dawson County Schools

Floyd County Schools

Forsyth County Schools

Marietta City Schools

Friday, August 3

Coweta County Schools

Rome City Schools

Monday, August 6

Butts County Schools

Clayton County Schools

DeKalb County Schools

Fayette County Schools

Fulton County Schools

Griffin-Spalding Schools

Gwinnett County Schools

Heard County Schools

Lamar County Schools

Meriwether County Schools

Tuesday, August 7

Hall County Schools

Wednesday, August 8

Carroll County Schools

Douglas County Schools

Pike County Schools

Friday, August 10

Jasper County Schools