Julie Alighieri, a Fulton County school bus driver, fuels up at a propane filling station at the school district bus yard in Alpharetta. 
Photo: BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
Photo: BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

When does school start in Fulton County this year?

Whether you know a student bettering themselves or you’re a commuter stuck behind a school bus, it’s good to know the Fulton County Schools schedule.

The first day of classes for the 2019-2020 school year in Fulton County is Aug. 12. Classes end May 22, 2020.


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Below, note the short break in October and then the week break in November for Thanksgiving, both of which are ahead of the two-week winter break from late December through early January.

Spring Break will remain as the first full week of April.

Here’s a look at the whole 178 days of classes:

Aug. 12, first day of school

Sept. 2, Labor Day

Oct. 11, teacher work day

Oct. 14, Columbus Day

Nov. 5, professional development day for teachers/Election Day

Nov. 25 - Nov. 29, Thanksgiving break

Dec. 20, last day of first semester

Dec. 23 - Jan. 2, Winter Break


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Jan. 3, teacher work day

Jan. 6, first day of second semester

Jan. 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Feb. 17, Presidents’ Day (also an inclement weather make-up day)

March 13, teacher work day (also an inclement weather make-up day)

April 6 - April 10, Spring Break

May 22, last day of school

May 25, Memorial Day

May 26 - 27, inclement weather make-up days

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