Although the 2023-24 school year may feel far away, the Colonial School District Board of Directors has approved the calendar start date of Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 in an effort to help families prepare.

The Board approved the post-Labor Day start at the Sept. 15 meeting, noting that families often start planning vacations more than a year in advance and need to know when students will return to school. The rest of the 2023-24 instructional calendar, which includes days off from school for holidays and professional development, is still in draft format and won't be formally approved until later this school year. More updates will be forthcoming.