Bigger Breaks for Broward Schools

Bigger breaks for Broward Schools

You may be wrapped up in starting off the new year, but Broward County Schools is way ahead of you. They’ve already got their calendar wrapped up for the new school year. 

The big news for students and teachers is that there is more to be thankful for next Thanksgiving — two days more. Thanksgiving break will be expanded from three days to a weeklong vacation, Monday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 27. Reports from an online vote showed that most parents and teachers’ union members were in favor of the change, though parents of younger students may not be jumping for joy at having to arrange for two extra days of child care. 

However, parents, as well as students and teachers, may be pleased to hear that summer vacation will be five days longer this year. The first day of school will be Aug. 19. Teachers start a week earlier, on Aug. 12. Of course, the last day of school will be later, too, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. 

Other important dates include a two-week Winter Break, Monday, Dec. 21-Friday, Jan. 1, 2021; and a weeklong Spring Break, Monday, March 22-Friday, March 26, 2021. The recently approved calendar also includes 10 teacher planning days, six early-release days and contingencies for up to six hurricane makeup days, if needed. 

To view the new calendar, visit