The Lewisville ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the 2024-25 academic calendar at its Dec. 11 meeting, making next year's start and end dates Aug. 13 and May 23, respectively.

LISD staff and parents voted on their preferred academic calendar option in a survey sent out last month, Chief of Staff Shawna Miller said.

What happened

Only parents and staff members with email addresses registered with the district voted on the three calendar options. They were asked to rank from one to three, with one being the favorite. Voting ran from Nov. 16-30.

“[We got] 6,500-plus responses sharing their preferences," Miller said. "That's almost 1,800 more than last year.”

The details

Miller presented three options with varied start and end dates for LISD's next school year to the board at a Nov. 14 meeting before sending them out to parents for consensus. The options were created from reviewing staff and parent’s calendar preferences in 2022.
  • Option 1: Start on Aug. 8, 2024, and end on May 22, 2025
  • Option 2: Start on Aug. 13, 2024, and end on May 23, 2025
  • Option 3: Start on Aug. 14, 2024, and end on May 29, 2025
Out of those surveyed, 62% chose option 2, Miller said. This echoed the calendar committee’s consensus to have the first semester end by winter break and end the school year prior to Memorial Day.

In the chosen option, the 2024 Thanksgiving break will be from Nov. 25-29 followed by winter break from Dec. 23-Jan. 3 with an early release day on Dec. 20 and a teacher work day Jan. 6. In the 2025 semester, students will be released early March 7 leading into spring break from March 10-14.

Additionally, dates categorized as holidays and professional learning/student holidays for the 2024-25 school year include:
  • Sept. 2
  • Oct. 11, 14
  • Nov. 5
  • Jan. 20
  • Feb. 14, 17
  • April 18
What they’re saying

“I appreciate the fact that we don't just ask staff, that we ask community members,” board President Jenny Proznik said. “There are other districts who do not engage their community, and I always appreciate that we do.”