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Board of Education Approves 2020-2021 Calendar

We're pleased to inform you that the Asheville City Board of Education approved the district’s 2020-2021 Calendar during tonight’s February 3rd Board Meeting.

In alignment with staff and parent preferences, they selected Option 1.

As you’ll notice, the first day of school will be Monday, August 17, 2020. The calendar includes 176 school days and, in accordance with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, exceeds the state’s requirement of 1,025 hours by 25.

For our secondary students, the approved calendar allows for first semester exams to be carried out before Winter Break, which for students will be from December 21, 2020- January 4, 2021. The second semester will begin on Tuesday, January 5th. Spring Break will be Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 9, 2021, and the final day of school will be Friday, May 28, 2021.

The calendar has been posted to the district website.

A special thank you goes to all our stakeholders. Whether you were part of the Calendar Committee, participated in our Calendar Survey or shared your thoughts via email, please know your input was invaluable and was shared with the Board of Education during both their December 2nd and tonight’s Work Session.