On Monday night, the Austin ISD Board of Trustees approved an update to the 2020-21 school year calendar which changes the Oct. 12 student holiday to Election Day, Nov. 3.

This change was made possible by moving the professional development day, previously scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, to Tuesday, Nov. 3, federally recognized as Election Day.

Please plan to be in attendance (whether in person or remote) on Oct. 12, and plan to keep your child home Nov. 3. This change will not affect the number of instructional days or the daily instructional time for your child.

Campuses within AISD have traditionally been used as polling sites on this day, increasing the number of people on and around our schools and limiting the use of the school building by students and staff. The student holiday will decrease the number of people on campuses, encourage a lower capacity on campus and allow for greater social distancing for voters to assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Please review the updated Austin ISD 2020-21 school year calendar.

To see more information from the district on this change, please click here.