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Official first day for 2020-2021 will be Monday, Aug. 24 for K-12

During its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Board of Education adopted the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  The first day of K-12 classes will be Monday, Aug. 24, which is six to nine days later than previous years.

On July 11, 2019, Missouri Governor Parson signed into law legislation barring school districts from starting the school year more than 14 calendar days before the first Monday in September resulting in the later start date.

School districts must meet the minimum requirement of providing at least 1,044 hours of instruction, and shall include thirty-six make-up hours for inclement weather (171.033 RSMO).

SPS maintained 172 student contact days and 185 teacher contract days in the approved calendar.