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2019-20 and 2020-21 School Calendars Approved

At its January 17 meeting, the Fulton County School Board adopted calendars for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.

Highlights of both calendars include:

  • A later start date in August, a short break in October and a full-week break in November at the Thanksgiving holiday;
  • First semester ends before the two-week winter break in late December/early January;
  • Spring Break remains the first full week of April;
  • Professional development and teacher workdays are dispersed throughout the year; and
  • Election Day is again a teacher workday

For the 2019-2020 calendar, the first day of school is August 12, with the last day being May 22, 2020. For the 2020-2021 calendar, the first day of school is August 10 and the last day is May 26, 2021. Each school year ends prior to Memorial Day.

The total number of student days for both calendars is 178.  Spring Break and Thanksgiving holidays align with other metro districts and a traditional Winter Break is included.

Schools will be allowed to request up to four professional development days based on the full release day criteria by school cluster.

Click here to see both calendars.