Houston ISD trustees will consider adopting an extended 2024-25 school year calendar that begins more than two weeks earlier than the 2023-24 school year.

The overview

Under the proposed calendar, HISD’s 2024-25 school year would include 180 instructional days beginning on Aug. 12 and ending June 4.

Trustees will consider approving the calendar during the board’s Feb. 8 meeting.

The proposal is coming after board managers voted to designate HISD as a District of Innovation in December, which allows the district to begin its school year earlier and incorporate more instructional days.

A closer look

HISD officials noted the calendar was created using feedback from more than 4,000 community members.

According to the proposed calendar, the district would have two weeklong breaks and one two-week break, including:
  • Thanksgiving break, Nov. 25-29
  • Winter holiday, Dec. 23-Jan. 3
  • Spring break, March 10-14
The proposed calendar also includes seven holidays for student and staff members during the school year, including:
  • Labor Day, Sept. 2
  • Fall holiday, Oct. 4
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20
  • President's Day, Feb. 17
  • Chavez Huerta Day, March 31
  • Spring holiday, April 18
  • Memorial Day, May 26
Additionally, no classes would be held for students during the school year on the following professional staff development days:
  • Sept. 3
  • Oct. 3
  • Nov. 8
  • Jan. 6
  • Feb. 14
  • May 2
Students attending summer school would be scheduled to attend from June 16-July 23, with a holiday for Juneteenth on June 19.

Officials noted the calendar sets aside June 6-12 for possible makeup days.

What’s next

HISD managers will consider approving the proposed calendar during the board’s Feb. 8 meeting.