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Broward to start school year earlier, lose summer vacation time

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward Schools delivered great news for parents Tuesday, but their children will most likely feel differently.

Starting in the 2018-19 school year, summer vacation will be trimmed by six days, with school beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

School started on Aug. 21 this year.

The new school year also includes the following breaks:

  • THANKSGIVING: Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Friday, Nov. 23
  • WINTER: Monday, Dec. 24 - Friday, Jan. 4
  • SPRING: Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

The approval came on the same day the school system and Broward Teachers Union agreed to tentative contracts that will give teachers a salary increase.