SCUSD Announces First Day of the 2024-2025 School Year
Date Moved Up to August 19, 2024 as Part of Learning Recovery Plan

Press release
2024-2025 First Day of School Announced! Monday, August 19, 2024

Sacramento, CA - This afternoon, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved Sacramento City Unified School District’s request for a waiver of the penalty for not providing the minimum number of instructional days and minutes during the 2021-2022 school year.

Approval of the waiver means we will be adding eight (8) instructional days to the 2024-2025 calendar and moving the first day of school to Monday, August 19, 2024.

Additionally, eight (8) days will be added to the beginning of the 2025-2026 school calendar.

This learning recovery plan, which was created in collaboration with the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA), represents a unique opportunity for us to offer more classroom time to meet the academic, social, and emotional learning needs of students. It also enables the district to reinvest approximately $39 million in funding to support teaching and learning that would have otherwise been returned to the state.

“We are pleased that the State Board of Education approved our District’s plan to invest in additional days of instruction that our students deserve,” said Board of Education President, Lavinia Phillips. “We appreciate the collaboration with our labor partners and the thoughtful consideration of the State Board of Education that has resulted in this waiver.”

“At Sac City Unified we believe that every day counts, and this plan to add eight extra days of school demonstrates our commitment to that belief,” said Lisa Allen, Superintendent, SCUSD. “We look forward to supporting our students’ well-being with this incredible opportunity to learn and socialize in our schools,” said Superintendent Lisa Allen.

Learn more about our learning recovery plan.