The Round Rock ISD board of trustees approved a 2024-25 district calendar option that includes more religious holidays after receiving community feedback during the calendar setting process.

What's happening

Trustees approved Option 1A for the 2024-25 academic year during a meeting Dec. 12 by consent. This comes after community members have called on the district for more inclusion of religious holidays during previous meetings in which the board has considered the calendars.

The details

Option 1A for the 2024-25 calendar has a start date of Aug. 13, with the first semester ending Dec. 19 and students returning for the spring semester Jan. 7. In this calendar scenario, the last day of classes is May 22.

The calendar includes a full week for the Thanksgiving holiday. It also includes the following holidays, with some falling on staff development days:
  • Rosh Hashanah, Oct. 2-4
  • Yom Kippur, Oct. 11-12
  • Diwali, Nov. 1
  • Kwanzaa, Dec. 26-Jan. 2
  • Christmas, Dec. 25
  • Hanukkah, Dec. 25-Jan. 2
  • Lunar New Year, Jan. 29
  • Eid al-Fitr, March 31
  • Good Friday, April 18