Start marking your calendar.

Fort Worth ISD has set its calendars for the 2023-24 school year. Trustees Feb. 14 unanimously approved three schedules for the next academic year.

After hearing from parents, staff and students, Fort Worth ISD shifted winter break to start closer to Christmas. Winter break begins Dec. 22 and will end Jan. 8, 2024.

The district will also be closed on March 29, 2024, to observe Good Friday. Officials moved a scheduled holiday for April 1 to make the change.

Both changes were requested by parents.

Texas requires school districts to teach 75,600 minutes of instruction every year to receive funding. 

More than 7,000 people responded to a survey about the calendars, according to a news release.

“A large majority of the input favored the calendar options that were better aligned with surrounding districts,” the district said in a statement.

Here are some key dates to know for next school year:

  • First day of school: Aug. 14
  • Labor Day: Sept. 1
  • Holiday: Sept. 4
  • Fall break: Oct. 6-9
  • No school: Nov. 6
  • Thanksgiving break: Nov. 20-24
  • Last day of fall semester: Dec. 21
  • Winter break: Dec. 22-Jan. 8, 2024
  • First day of spring semester: Jan. 9, 2024
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 15, 2024
  • No school: Feb. 19, 2024
  • Spring break: March 11-15, 2024
  • No school: March 25, 2024
  • No school: March 29, 2024
  • Last day of school: May 23, 2024

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Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise journalist for the Fort Worth Report. Contact him at or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Jacob Sanchez is an enterprise reporter for the Fort Worth Report. His work has appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram, The Texas Tribune and the Texas Observer. He is a graduate of St. Edward’s University....