Austin ISD trustees approve calendar for 2020-21 school year

Austin ISD trustees met Jan. 27 and approved the district's 2020-21 school year calendar. (Niicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD trustees met Jan. 27 and approved the district's 2020-21 school year calendar. (Niicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin ISD trustees met Jan. 27 and approved the district's 2020-21 school year calendar. (Niicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Austin ISD approved Calendar A. (Source: Austin ISD)
Austin ISD students will officially return to class for the 2020-21 school year Aug. 18, and that school year will end May 26, 2021.

The AISD board of trustees approved the calendar for the 2020-21 school year at its meeting Jan. 27. The district was weighing three calendar options, with trustees ultimately selecting Calendar A as recommended by district staff.


According to the approved calendar, the following school holidays are scheduled with schools closed to teachers and parents:

  • Labor Day: Sept. 7

  • Thanksgiving break: Nov. 23-27

  • Winter break: Dec. 21-Jan. 5, 2021

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 18

  • Spring break: March 15-19


Districtwide staff development days are scheduled for Aug. 11-13, Jan. 5 and April 2. Additional staff development days for middle and high school staff are scheduled for Oct. 12 and Feb. 15.

Feb. 15 and April 2 are also being reserved as bad weather makeup days, according to the calendar.

In total, the 2020-21 school year will include 175 student days and 187 days for AISD teachers.
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