Lafayette Parish School System students start the 2015-16 school year on Aug. 13 and end the academic year on May 24, 2016, according to the recently released calendar for the upcoming school year.

In-service for new teachers is scheduled Aug. 3-5 and a districtwide in-service is planned Aug. 6 with an optional additional training day on Aug. 7. Teachers also have scheduled school in-service days Aug. 10-11 on their assigned campuses.

Holidays are as follows: Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving; Dec. 21-Jan. 1 for Christmas/winter holiday; Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Feb. 8-12 for Mardi Gras; and March 25-April 1 for Easter/spring break.

State testing is scheduled March 14-18, April 5-6 and April 25-29.

The full calendar is available on the school system’s website at