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Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year.

Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new calendar that has classes starting Tuesday, Sept. 2.

District officials say the calendar was developed in collaboration with the Chicago Teachers Union as well as feedback from parents. Approximately 18,000 parents responded to a survey last November, and about 52 percent of the parents voted in favor of starting school after Labor Day, according to CPS.

Other noteworthy dates include: 

  • Winter Break: Dec. 22, 2014, to Jan. 2, 2015.
  • Spring Break: April 6, 2015, to April 10, 2015.
  • President’s Day: Presidents’ Day (Feb. 16, 2015) will be reinstated as a holiday instead of Lincoln’s Birthday.
  • Holidays: Schools will also be closed on Columbus Day, Oct. 13, 2014; Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2014; Thanksgiving, Nov. 26-28, 2014; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19, 2015; and Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.
  • Last Day of School: The school year ends June 16, 2015.

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