MDCPS approves later start date for 2020-21 academic year

MIAMI (WSVN) - Students in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district will have some extra time to prepare for the 2020-21 school year after officials approved a measure to start classes later than usual.

At its monthly meeting, board members agreed to start the school year on Aug. 24.

Last year, the school year started on Aug. 19.

According to MDCPS, the elementary and secondary school calendar will allow for 180 days of teaching time, 10 teacher planning days and six holidays.

To view the 2020-21 school year calendars, click here.

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