Leander ISD trustees approve 2020-21 calendar; first day of school is Aug. 13

This draft calendar for the 2020-21 Leander ISD school year was approved Dec. 21. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
This draft calendar for the 2020-21 Leander ISD school year was approved Dec. 21. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

This draft calendar for the 2020-21 Leander ISD school year was approved Dec. 21. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

Leander ISD students will start school Aug. 13 next year.

The district's board of trustees adopted the academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year Dec. 12.

The calendar runs until May 27, 2020.

2020-21 calendar

August


Aug. 3-5: orientation for staff new to district

Aug. 6-7, 10-23: staff development

Aug. 13: first day of school

September

Sept. 7: Labor Day holiday

October

Oct. 12-13: staff development

Oct. 30: PSAT

November

Nov. 2 staff development

Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving holiday

December

Dec. 9-13: STAAR testing (high school only)

Dec. 17-18: early release (high school only)

Dec. 21-Jan. 1: winter break

January

Jan. 4: staff development

Jan. 18: MLK Day holiday

February

Feb. 15: staff development

March

March 15-19: spring break (University of Texas at Austin spring break expected March 15-19)

March 22: staff development

April

April 2: Good Friday holiday

April 6-10: STAAR testing

Aprll 12: bad weather makeup day

May

May 4-15: State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness 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
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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