Arlington ISD revises 2024-25 academic calendar following spring break conflict with TCC

dfwnewsa | February 12, 2024 | 0 | Fort Worth , Fort Worth News

It’s time to (re)mark your calendars for spring break. 

The Arlington ISD school board unanimously voted 7-0 to revise the 2024-25 academic calendar. 

The district’s new spring break dates will be March 17-21, 2025. At a December 2023 meeting, board members approved March 10-14 for spring break. However, those dates did not align with the calendar of Tarrant County College, the district’s partner for early college high schools, said Michael Hill, assistant superintendent of administration.

The revised calendar also will help Arlington ISD align its spring break with those of surrounding districts, such as Fort Worth ISD and Mansfield ISD. The difference in dates had caused concern among parents and teachers who have children in those districts, trustee David Wilbanks said at the Feb. 8 board meeting.  

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Trustee Brooklyn Richardson appreciated the district revising the calendar following feedback from the previous meeting. She pointed out that TCC has already published a 2025-26 academic calendar.

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“Hopefully, that will help us align better when our calendar committee meets — we will be aware of that; we won’t have this issue again,” Richardson said.

The district’s school year begins Aug. 14, 2024, and ends May 23, 2025. If school cancellations are not needed, students’ last day will be May 21. May 22 and 23 will become teacher workdays.

Students will be in class for 174 days.

Arlington ISD adds a day off on Election Day for safety issues, since most schools will become voting sites, Hill said. The calendar committee gave students Monday, Nov. 4, 2024, off for a long weekend. 

The calendar committee is made up of campus leadership, central office staff, parents, students and community members, according to the district. 

Here are important dates to know for the 2024-25 school year:

First day of school: Aug. 14

Labor Day: Sept. 2

No school: Oct. 14

No school: Nov. 4-5

Thanksgiving break: Nov. 25-29

Last day of fall semester: Dec. 20

Winter break: Dec. 23-Jan. 7, 2025

First day of spring semester: Jan. 8

No school: Jan. 20

No school: Feb. 17

Spring break: March 17-21

No school: April 18

Last day of school: May 23

Dang Le is a reporting fellow for the Fort Worth Report. Contact him at dang.le@fortworthreport.org or @DangHLe. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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