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Collier schools are starting back up on Aug. 31. 

The Collier County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to push back the school start for a second time following a discussion about the 2020-21 academic calendar. 

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Teachers' new start date is Aug. 17. 

The district originally scheduled the first day of school on Aug. 12 and then pushed the date by one week to Aug. 19 at a work session. 

This month, Florida's Department of Education issued an emergency order requiring brick-and-mortar schools to reopen for instruction this August.

Summer break is now delayed by a little more than one week.

The last day of school for students is June 11, which switched from June 2.

Important dates from this calendar: 

First day of school — Aug. 31

Last day of school — June 11

Winter break — Dec. 21-Jan. 1

Spring break — March 15-19

Collier's high school graduations are still slated for Memorial Day weekend.

This story will be updated.

Rachel Fradette is an education reporter for the Naples Daily News. Follow her on Twitter: @Rachel_Fradette, email her at

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