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ST. LOUIS, MO. May 21, 2015 –   The Special Administrative Board tonight approved several adjustments to the 2015/2016 school year calendar.  The SAB also approved adjusting the bell times for all SLPS schools beginning next school year.

The start of the school year has been changed from Monday, August 10 to Monday, August 17.   As a result of starting later in August, the last day of the 2015/2016 school year will be moved from Friday, May 20 to Thursday, May 26.  Spring Break will move from the week of March 14 – 18 to March 21 – 25. The two Record Keeping Days on the 2015/2016 calendar are being changed from December 21 to December 18 and May 16 to May 27. 

The new date for the first day of school will also result in new return-to-work dates for SLPS staff members who are non 12-month employees.  District employees hired as 11-month employees will return to work on Monday, July 27.  Staff members hired as 10.5-month employees will start the 2015/2016 year on Monday, August 3.  SLPS 10-month employees will return to work on Monday, August 10.

The SAB also approved adjusting the start times for all District schools beginning with the 2015/2016 school year.  All schools will start and dismiss 20 minutes later next year.  The District’s first tier of schools will now start at 7:30am and dismiss at 2:27pm.  Tier two schools will begin at 8:25am and 8:35am and dismiss at 3:22pm and 3:32pm.  Tier 3 schools new start time will be 9:30am and 9:40am with dismissal times at 4:27pm and 4:37pm.

The 2015/2016 revised calendar is available on the District’s website at