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Richland One School Board Approves 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

The Richland One Board of School Commissioners approved the district’s 2020-2021 academic calendar at its February 25 meeting.


Wednesday, August 19 will be the first day of school for Richland One students. The last day of school will be Thursday, June 3, which will be an early release day for students.


Other key dates include:


§ Thanksgiving Break – November 25-27

§ Winter Break – December 21-January 1

§ Spring Break – April 5-9


The Richland One Calendar Committee, which includes teachers, classified employees, district administrators, parents and a school board member, developed two draft calendars for the 2020-2021 school year. The approved calendar (Draft 1) was the preferred calendar, based on survey results. The Board approved first reading of the calendar at its February 11 meeting.


Factors considered during the calendar development process include testing dates, holidays, make-up days and the state law mandating that the school year cannot begin before the third Monday in August. The primary consideration is what’s best for students from an academic standpoint.