Board Approves 2020-2021 Calendar

Board Approves 2020-2021 Academic Calendar
Posted on 12/18/2019
2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar ApprovedDuring the December 17th Board of Education meeting, the Brentwood Board of Education unanimously approved the 2020-2021 School Year Academic Calendar. The calendar was recommended by a Calendar Committee composed of a parent, teacher, and building administrator from each building in the district. 

The calendar comes after the Governor Mike Parson signed Missouri House Bill 161 into law, which prohibits school districts from starting the school year more than 14 calendar days before the first Monday in September. For the 2020-2021 school year, this meant that school could not start before August 24, 2020. 

To help design the calendar, the Committee surveyed staff, parents, and students about potential calendar options. With over 400 responses, the survey provided a clear direction regarding several important topics. The approved calendar meets the major requests of both the Committee and the stakeholders as outlined in the survey.

Some calendar highlights include:
  • Addition of 10 minutes to each day to reduce overall school days while maintaining an equivalent number of instructional hours to previous school years;
  • Last day of school before Memorial Day;
  • High School exams take place before winter break;
  • Early Release Professional Development days changed to Fridays and reduced from eight to five.

Some important dates include:

  • All Staff Orientation: August 17-21, 2020
  • First day of school: August 24, 2020
  • High School exam days: December 18 - 23, 2020
  • Winter break: December 24, 2020-January 1, 2021
  • School resumes after winter break: January 5, 2021
  • Spring break: March 22-26, 2021
  • High School exam days: May 21-26, 2021
  • Last day of school (without snow): May 26, 2021

You can view the approved 2020-2021 calendar in full by clicking here or visiting the calendar page of the District website. 

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