The draft calendar for the 2020-21 academic year includes the first and last days of schools, holidays, staff development days, holidays and STAAR testing dates, according to the LISD website at www.leanderisd.org/calendar.
According to LISD spokesperson Matt Mitchell, the draft calendar was approved earlier this year and may change at the Dec. 12 meeting.
"We continue to closely monitor TEA directives and mandates for any new information that might impact our calendar," he said in an email. "At this point, the 2020-2021 calendar draft will be presented for Board action [at the Dec. 12 meeting]."
According to the draft calendar, the tentative first day of school for students is Thursday, Aug. 13, while the last day is proposed for Thursday, May. 27.
Although most dates are similar to the 2019-20 calendar, new to the proposed 2020-21 calendar is the final day of school occurring on the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend. The final day in the current calendar is scheduled for May 29, the Friday after the holiday. Memorial Day occurs each year on the last Monday in May.
Both last days of school will be early release days.
According to the document, LISD trustees are scheduled to adopt the calendar in late 2019. The final scheduled LISD board of trustees meeting in 2019 is Dec. 12.
Tentative 2020-21 calendar
Aug. 3-5: orientation for staff new to district
Aug. 6-7, 10-23: staff development
Aug. 13: first day of school
Sept. 7: Labor Day holiday
Oct. 12-13: staff development
Oct. 30: PSAT
Nov. 2 staff development
Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 9-13: STAAR testing (high school only)
Dec. 17-18: early release (high school only)
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: winter break
Jan. 4: staff development
Jan. 18: MLK Day holiday
Feb. 15: staff development
March 15-19: spring break (UT Austin spring break expected March 15-19)
March 22: staff development
April 2: Good Friday holiday
April 6-10: STAAR testing
April 12: bad weather makeup day
May 4-15: STAAR testing
May 26: early release (high school only)
May 27: last day of school/early release (all schools)
By the numbers
Teacher days: 187
Student days: 176
Staff development days: 11
Early release days: 5
Bad weather makeup days: 1