At the Feb. 1 Board meeting, Trustees approved the 2024–25 academic calendar, closing out a monthslong process of community feedback.

 Key features of the calendar include:

  • First day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2024, the same week as in 2023–24
  • Last day of school is Friday, May 23, 2025, maintaining an end date before Memorial Day
  • Preserves two dedicated teacher workdays incorporated into the schedule before school starts
  • Student early release days for teacher work time: Dec. 20 and May 23
  • Continuous Improvement Conference: Nov. 4–5, aligning with Tuesday’s student holiday for Election Day.
  • Spring Break: March 17–21, aligning with Austin Community College
  • Staff development days during the school year will balance new learning with teacher planning and collaboration time: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Jan. 6, Feb. 17, March 24 and April 21

Through the feedback process, the district received many responses related to the winter break, making note of this current year’s unusual distribution of days before and after the holidays because of how the days of the week aligned. Rolling that forward a year, in the 2024–25 calendar, that split of days nudges backward with staff returning from break on the first Monday of January – Jan. 6, 2025 – and students returning the day after.

Community feedback signaled support for the following:

  • two full weeks for winter break
  • a full week for Thanksgiving
  • a short first week of school
  • ending school by Memorial Day
  • early release before winter break and last day of school

This calendar-adoption process also resulted in a draft of the 2025–26 academic calendar, which would be formally approved at a future meeting.