Frisco ISD’s schedule for the upcoming school year is now set.

The board of trustees approved FISD’s academic calendar for the 2023-24 school year at its Jan. 17 meeting after offering an opportunity for community feedback in December. Nearly 7,000 individuals completed the five-question survey, including nearly 4,000 employees and more than 3,000 parents or guardians, according to data from the district.

The survey was a new tool added to this year’s calendar-planning process, joining a collaboration initiative district staff started earlier in the fall. FISD staff said during a presentation that this year Frisco ISD worked with Allen, McKinney and Plano ISDs to align important dates.

For the 2023-24 school year, the first day of classes is set to be Aug. 9, and the last day of classes will be May 17.

There will be 170 instructional days in the school year with 87 in the first semester and 83 in the second semester. The district will excuse absences for all religious holidays.

Students will have no school on Sept. 1 and Sept. 4. Another long weekend is set in October, with no classes on Oct. 6 and 9, followed by a three-day weekend with no school on Nov. 6.

Thanksgiving break will still be a week long during Nov. 20 through the 24. FISD will start its winter break Dec. 22, and classes will resume Jan. 9.

In February, students will have a long weekend with no classes on Feb. 16 and 19. Spring break will be the week of March 11 through March 15. Additionally, no classes will be held March 29.

Two bad weather make-up days are scheduled for April 1 and 26.

A draft of the student calendar that was approved can be found at this link. A 2023-24 staff calendar is also provided here.

The calendar was approved in a 6-1 board vote. Board member Stephanie Elad voted against the calendar, saying she wanted more time to think about the calendar being presented. Staff said it is recommended to go to the community for feedback earlier for next year’s process of planning the school calendar.