HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – July 23, 2020 — At today’s special called School Board meeting, the Board voted to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation that the first day of school for students be moved from August 10 to August 24.

Teachers and staff will return to schools as planned on July 31.

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The School Board also approved a new student calendar to make up for missed classroom time due to pushing the school start day to August 24. The district will change Monday, March 22, 2021 and Monday, April 19, 2021 from non-student days to regular instructional days. Additionally, students will return from Winter Break a day earlier, on January 4, 2021.

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The School Board also voted on a new bell schedule to ensure students have the required amount of time in their courses.

The district’s School Reopening Plan will now be sent to the state for final approval as required by the state’s Executive Order.

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Click here to view the proposed 2020-2021 Student Calendar PDF for Hillsborough County Public Schools.