L.A. School Board Approves School Calendar for 2015-16

LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2015) – The Los Angeles Board of Education approved the calendar for the upcoming 2015-16 year.

In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the first semester begins Tuesday, Aug. 18 and ends Friday, Dec. 18 for winter recess. The second semester starts

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 and finishes Friday, June 10, 2016. In all, there are 180 days of instruction.
 
The board also approved a plan for Bell High School, the District’s lone school under a multi-track system, assigning students to four, separate calendars.
 
The board approved the plan by a 6-1 margin. Board President Dr. Richard Vladovic opposed the measure.

Key holidays:
 
Labor Day:                                 Monday, Sept. 7
Veterans Day:                            Wednesday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Break:                   Monday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 27
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:    Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
Presidents’ Day:                        Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
Spring Recess:                          Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, 2016
Memorial Day:                           Monday, May 30, 2016

Bell High School, the lone District school operating on a multi-track schedule, offers several starting and ending dates.

Track A - Monday, Aug. 17 - Friday, Dec. 18
                Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016

Track B – Wednesday, July 1 – Wednesday, Sept. 30
                Thursday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Dec. 18

                Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 – Friday, March 25, 2016
                Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016

Track C – Wednesday, July 1 – Friday, Aug. 14

                 Thursday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Dec. 18
                 Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 = Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
                 Monday, March 28, 2016 – Thursday, June 30, 2016
 
Track D -  Wednesday, July 1 – Monday, Nov. 9
                Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 – Thursday, May 5, 2016
 
Holidays on the multi-track calendar:
 
Independence Day:                    Friday, July 3
Labor Day:                                Monday, Sept. 7
Veterans Day:                           Wednesday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Break:                   Monday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 27
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:    Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
President’s Day:                        Monday, Feb. 15, 2016
Memorial Day:                           Monday, May 30, 2016     
 

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