Corpus Christi Independent School District board members have set the school’s calendars for the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 school years that will include the return of a week off for the Thanksgiving holidays.
The decision was made during the trustees’ board meeting on Monday.
It came after the District Advisory Team met last week and produced revised draft calendars for approval.
For the upcoming 2019-20 school year, students will be at school for 174 days or 75,690 minutes.
The first day of school will be Aug. 26 with the last day on May 28, 2020.
Students holidays include Labor Day, a week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, Martin Luther King Day, one week for Spring Break, Good Friday and Memorial Day.
While students only received a three-day break for Thanksgiving this year, students will receive a full week off in the coming school years. The community had expressed concerns about students needing the full week of rest, and CCISD and DAT heard these requests.
Another change for the upcoming school year is December 20 will be a teachers’ work day. Teachers had shared that this change would be helpful for them as they prepare for the start of their second semester on Jan. 6.
The 2020-21 school calendar will begin on Aug. 27 and end on May 27. The change in the start date allows for a professional development day on Easter Monday.
Complete calendars will be posted by the district this week.