LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will continue to start fall classes in mid-August for the next three years.

The LAUSD Board of Education voted 4-3 on Tuesday, Dec. 12, to stick with the basic calendar structure the school district has used since the 2012-13 school year.

Classes will begin before Labor Day, and students will have a week off at Thanksgiving and a three-week winter break between first and second semester.

The decision came over the protests of some parents who favor a later start to leave more time for summer programs and family vacations.

“In approving calendars through 2020-21 instead of for a single year, board members said they hoped to provide stability by allowing families and employees to plan activities well in advance,’’ according to an LAUSD statement. 

The board followed the recommendations of district staff in approving the following calendars:   


   First semester — Aug. 14 to Dec. 14

   Second semester — Jan. 7 to June 7

   Winter recess — Dec. 17 to Jan. 4

   Spring recess — April 15 to 19



   First semester — Aug. 20 to Dec. 20

   Second semester — Jan. 13 to June 12

   Winter recess — Dec. 23 to Jan. 10

   Spring recess — April 6 to 10



   First semester — Aug. 18 to Dec. 18

   Second semester — Jan. 11 to June 10

   Winter recess — Dec. 21 to Jan. 8

   Spring recess — March 26 to March 30