WFISD sets school calendar for 2024-2025 when new high schools are to be open
In anticipation of the two new high schools opening, Wichita Falls ISD trustees have already set the 2024-2025 school calendar.
School will start Thursday, Aug. 15, 2024, and end with an early release day Wednesday, May 21, 2025.
“The academic calendar is typically approved in January,” Communications Officer Ashley Thomas told trustees in a Nov. 7 special session. “However, we are moving it up in order to get the master schedules started for Memorial and Legacy High Schools.”
Wichita Falls ISD School Board President Katherine McGregor, left, District 3 Trustee Mark Lukert, middle, and At-large Trustee Sandy Camp, right, listen to presentations during a special session Nov. 7, 2023, at the WFISD Education Center
The last day of school was changed to fall on a Wednesday instead of a Thursday, Thomas said. With the district moving from three high schools to two next year, graduations can take place on a Thursday and Friday.
Those dates are May 22, 2025, and May 23, 2025.
“Then everybody would have Memorial Day weekend,” Thomas said. “Students would also not have to go to school on the day they graduate, which is kind of what’s happening now.”
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The School Board approved the calendar 7-0 during the special session. The 2024-2025 calendar is similar to the current year’s.
In addition, spring break is set for March 10 through March 14 in the next school year’s calendar. Inclement weather days are April 21 and May 16.
Thomas told trustees the 2024-2025 calendar also builds in two additional inclement weather days and two late starts.
She said draft A and draft B were much alike with the only difference being when one of the inclement weather days was scheduled. It was set in April on draft A and March on draft B.
The WFISD District Advisory Committee considered two drafts of a proposed calendar for the upcoming school year voted to adopt draft A on Nov. 2 and send it to the School Board for final adoption.
WFISD 2024-2025 Calendar Dr… by Denise Nelson
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