Tempe and Kyrene districts align school calendars from 2023-24

INDEPENDENT MEDIA

Students in the three school districts that serve Tempe will have shorter summer vacations, but longer fall and spring vacations starting in the 2023-24 school year.

Kyrene Elementary School District was the first to vote on the new schedule and was followed this month by Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High School districts.

A committee that included members from each of the districts spent about a year developing the tri-district calendar to align holidays for families with children in several of the school districts.

The new schedule allows students to come to class earlier in July and provides two-week breaks in the fall, winter and spring.

TUHSD Superintendent Kevin Mendivil said at the June 1 board meeting that he was delighted that the three districts now have synchronized schedules because “we share many families”.

Mendivil also said the district is ready to address any concerns some parents in the district may have with the change, noting it doesn’t go into effect until the 2023 school year.

“We will be… aware of all aspects of the implementation of this schedule.”

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