Magnolia ISD approves 2020-21 school calendar

Magnolia ISD students will start school Aug. 12. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Magnolia ISD students will start school Aug. 12. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Magnolia ISD students will start school Aug. 12. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Magnolia ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the 2020-21 school calendar during a Feb. 10 meeting. Students will begin the upcoming school year Aug. 12 and end the 2020-21 school year May 25, Assistant Superintendent of Administration Jason Bullock said during the meeting.

The calendar totals 175 instructional days and 12 professional development days, Bullock said. This year, both students and staff will also have a holiday on Election Day, Nov. 3.


“This calendar has election day Nov. 3 as a staff and student holiday. With [our schools serving as polling places] and our charge to keep our students and staff safe, it’s kind of hard to meet both those goals in one day when polling places by definition need to be open to all," he said during the meeting.

Other holidays include Labor Day (Sept. 7), Thanksgiving (Nov. 23-27), Christmas (Dec. 21, 2020-Jan. 4, 2021), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18), Presidents' Day (Feb. 15), spring break (March 15-19), Good Friday (April 2) and Memorial Day (May 31), according to the approved calendar.

View a copy of the approved calendar below.
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By Anna Lotz

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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