LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Kids in Los Angeles will still go back to school in mid-August - despite pleas from some parents.
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-3 on Tuesday to keep the mid-August start date for the next three years.
The district has used the basic calendar structure with the mid-August start date since the 2012-13 school year.
Some parents had been pushing for a September start to allow more time for summer programs and family vacations.
"In approving calendars through 2020-21 instead of for a single year, board members said they hoped to provide stability by allowing families and employees to plan activities well in advance," the district said in a statement.
The board followed the recommendations of district staff in approving the following calendars:
First semester -- Aug. 14 to Dec. 14
Second semester -- Jan. 7 to June 7
Winter recess -- Dec. 17 to Jan. 4
Spring recess -- April 15 to 19
First semester -- Aug. 20 to Dec. 20
Second semester -- Jan. 13 to June 12
Winter recess -- Dec. 23 to Jan. 10
Spring recess -- April 6 to 10
First semester -- Aug. 18 to Dec. 18
Second semester -- Jan. 11 to June 10
Winter recess -- Dec. 21 to Jan. 8
Spring recess -- March 26 to March 30
Charter schools, which enroll about 19 percent of district students, will continue to set their own calendars.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Los Angeles Unified School District votes to keep mid-August start