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Recently, the Texas Education Agency released an optional academic calendar suggesting students could return to school two weeks earlier for the 2020-2021 school year. The TEA is letting this be a local decision for each Texas school district.
“Because our calendar was chosen by our community and approved by our Board of Trustees, we will use our 2020-2021 Academic Calendar as planned,” said Daniel Gallagher, superintendent of Little Elm ISD. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 12.
The TEA is suggesting "intersessional calendars" that include an earlier start date for schools, a long winter break, and a later end date.
“In education, we always work through the summer regression with students who are out of school for several months in the summer. It is our intention every year to bring students where they need to be academically. This upcoming year will be no different,” said Gallagher. “Our students are going to be successful because of the focus our teachers have on improving student learning."