Calendar for 2015-16 Earns Approval of School Board

calendarThe Jefferson Parish School Board approved the calendar for the 2015-16 school year during the April 9 meeting. The calendar was created with the input of 3,170 Jefferson Parish Public Schools (JPPSS) stakeholders. A calendar survey was completed by 1,586 teachers, 661 staff members, 609 parents, 25 students, as well as 134 teachers and 155 staff members who are also JPPSS parents.

Click here to view the entire calendar as it was presented to the school board. Below are a few calendar highlights.

  • School year begins later in the year and on a Monday (August 10)
  • Half-day for all students on last day of school (May 25)
  • Week-long holidays for Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras, and Spring Break
  • Winter Break is December 21 – January 5 (January 4 teachers and staff return)
  • Half-day exam days in middle and high school
  • Addition of two records days for teachers (January 4 and May 26)