The Falls Church School Board has set the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year for August 24th, or two weeks before Labor Day. On a 4-2 vote, the Board adopted the Ad Hoc Calendar Committee's Pre-Labor Day Option B which includes a two week winter break, and a last day of school set for June 10th.
The vote follows last week's recommendation of the option from Superintendent Peter Noonan reflecting the work of an Ad Hoc Committee and a two month series of public comment opportunities, and community engagement sessions.
Effective July 1, 2019, the General Assembly passed legislation allowing school divisions to start the school year up to 14 days before the September Labor Day holiday. So in addition to deciding the dates of Winter and Spring Breaks, professional development days, graduation and the like, this year the School Board were able to make adjustments to the Start Date.