When I was a kid, we wouldn't start the new school year until after Labor Day weekend. Nowadays, it seems like the start of school happens earlier and earlier each year. Heck, it sure feels like it was just yesterday when the kids were getting out of school for summer vacation.

Well, not that summer is winding down, it's time to start thinking about "back to school" and when that actually takes place here in the Abilene and surrounding area. That way, you can start planning any last-minute vacations or other family functions. Better yet, knowing the exact day school starts will allow you more time to prepare your child for school while getting all the clothes and school supplies together before those meet the teacher meetings.

The following is a list of area school districts and their respective start dates for the 2021-2022 school year. Each date is linked with the school's calendar as well.

Abilene ISD

Anson ISD

Baird ISD

Breckenridge ISD

Brownwood ISD

Clyde CISD

Coleman ISD

Eastland ISD

Hawley ISD

Jim Ned ISD

Merkel ISD

Sweetwater ISD

Trent ISD

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While you're out and about shopping for school supplies, please make sure to stop by H-E-B and make a donation at the register to help "Stuff the Bus". Stuff the Bus is an annual school supply drive in conjunction with H-E-B and Communities in Schools. This helps students in need with their school supplies.

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