School Board Votes on 2023-24 Calendar

Shorter Winter Break, Early June Release

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The Prince William County School Board has adopted the 2023-24 school calendar. The approved calendar aligns with community and staff survey results, providing a shorter winter break in favor of an earlier June release.

The 2023-24 school calendar’s first day of school for students will be August 21, 2023, and the last day of school will be Friday, June 7, 2024. Schools will be closed for winter break from Thursday, December 21, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2023. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Spring break will be observed March 25-29, 2024.

Throughout September, the Calendar Committee met to discuss, revise, and develop options for the 2023-24 school calendar. The annual instructional calendar is 180 days long. School divisions can begin as early as two weeks before Labor Day and must have a four-day Labor Day weekend for students. The starting point for the 2023-24 calendar begins before Labor Day, incorporating the four-day weekend.

Between September 28 and October 9, the 2023-24 school calendar survey was available for comment by students, parents, and staff. The survey included three options for the school calendar. Option 3 received favorable votes from students, parents, and staff. The results were presented to the School Board, and the final decision for option 3 was made.

View the 2023-24 Calendar here.

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