SHREVEPORT, LA - Now that July 4th has passed, school will now start across the area in about one month. I know it’s hard to imagine summer will be over for students and teachers in just a few more weeks.

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Many of us remember when summer was a good 3 months of a magical vacation. That doesn’t happen anymore. Most school systems now begin classes in early August.

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Summer for students and teachers in Louisiana is now only a little longer than 2 months.

Most school systems around the state begin school during the first week of August this year.

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It seems every year school begins earlier and earlier. Part of the problem has to do with standardized testing that has to be done each spring. School systems have to develop a schedule to make sure that is accounted for. Most school districts have also implemented a fall break into the calendar.

Here's the Schedule for the 2024-2025 School Year:

Caddo Parish
August 5-7 Teacher Professional Development Days
August 8 First Day for Students
September 2 Labor Day
October 7-11 Fall Break
November 4 Teacher Professional Development Day
November 5 Election Day Schools Closed
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Holidays
December 20-January 3 Christmas Break
January 6 Teacher Professional Development Day

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Bossier Parish
August 6-7 Teacher In-service - No Students
August 8 First Day for Students (grades 1-12)
August 15 First Day for Kindergarten Students
August 22 First Day for Pre-K
September 2 Labor Day Holiday
October 7-11 Fall Break
November 5 Schools Closed for Election Day
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break
December 19-Jan 3 Christmas Break
January 6 Teacher In Service No Students

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DeSoto Parish
August 5-7 Teacher Professional Development Days
August 8 First Day for Students
September 2 Labor Day
September 3 Teacher Professional Development Day
October 7-11 Fall Break
November 5 Election Day Schools Closed
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Holidays
December 23-January 3 Christmas Break
January 6-7 Teacher Professional Development Days

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Webster Parish
August 5-6 Parish-Wide Training
August 7-8 Teacher Training
August 9 First Day for Students
September 2 Labor Day
October 7-11 Fall Break
November 5 Election Day Schools Closed
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Holidays
December 23-January 7 Christmas Break
January 7 Professional Development Day

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