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2022 23 Academic Calendars

Board Approved 2023–24 and 2024–25 Academic Calendars and Adjustments

During the October 24 School Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved the academic calendars for the 2023–2024 and 2024–2025 academic years for Traditional, Extended (year-round) and Metro West Learning Academy. We would like to acknowledge all stakeholders who provided feedback which helped to inform priorities, and stakeholders who served on the calendar committee and the School Improvement Advisory Committee made up of parents, staff, and students for their feedback and suggestions throughout the process. 

In addition to the calendars being approved, several adjustments were made to the elementary start and end times as well as student contact days (i.e. the number of days students are in school). These items include:

  • Adjustments were made to the elementary start and end times to make them consistent across all elementary schools and balance the student contact time between elementary and secondary. 
  • Beginning in the fall of 2023, all elementary start and end times will be 8:50 a.m.–3:40 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9:55 a.m.–3:40 p.m. on Late Start Mondays.
  • The number of student contact days for PreK-12 will be reduced from 179 to 177. This decision was supported by the majority of respondents on the stakeholder and staff survey and will increase the likelihood of ending the school year by Memorial Day most years. 
  • Moving to 177 student contact days also better aligns with our neighboring school districts who have a similar number of student contact days.