Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that state law requires school district calendars to have at least 75,600 instructional minutes per school year and that Montgomery ISD's 2024-25 calendar exceeds this requirement.

Montgomery ISD’s board of trustees selected a calendar for the 2024-25 school year with a later start date than in the 2023-24 school year.

In a nutshell

MISD trustees unanimously voted to approve the district’s recommended instructional calendar, Option A, on Jan. 23. The process for creating the calendar began in September, district staff said, and Option A was preferred by the MISD community in a survey that garnered about 2,600 votes.

According to MISD staff, the approved calendar will include:
  • A start date of Thursday, Aug. 15, 2024, for students; the first day of school for the 2023-24 calendar was Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023.
  • An end date of Friday, May 23, 2025, for students; the last day for the 2023-24 school year will be Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
  • A student holiday on Election Day to allow students of age to vote
Quote of note

“This calendar strikes a great balance between ensuring strong instructional time for students and identifying breaks and professional development and planning time for staff,” Superintendent Mark Ruffin said via a Jan. 23 news release from MISD.

Diving deeper

MISD’s calendar exceeds the 75,600 minutes of minimum instructional time per school year required by state law, district staff said.

Another calendar choice, Option B, was presented to the community to consider alongside Option A. Option B’s start date was one day earlier than Option A’s, but both calendars scheduled school to start later than the first day of school for the 2023-24 school year.

View the 2024-25 instructional calendar below.