The Fiscal Standards and Accountability Unit is responsible for the collection of the system's student workload information (Full-Time Equivalent Student) via the Apportionment Attendance Report (CCFS-320) for apportionment and lottery revenue allocation purposes; monitoring of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and the California Education Code for the requirements affecting student attendance accounting for purposes of state allocations, including in the maintenance of the Student Attendance Accounting Manual; administration of the Maintenance Allowance Program for non-district students; processing of Emergency Attendance Allowance Requests; the review of college academic calendars relative to state funding requirements, including as related to Flexible Calendar operations; and the provision of student residency classification guidance to community college districts.

Contact:  For questions about Attendance Accounting and Residency, please contact the Fiscal Standards and Accountability Unit at fiscalstandards@cccco.edu.  

Legally Mandated Holidays for Fiscal Years 2020-21 through 2024-25

A list of the legally mandated academic holidays, as specified by Education Code section 79020, is attached for your convenience in establishing your future academic calendars for fiscal years 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25

In addition to the legally mandated holidays listed, a college may close on March 31, known as “Cesar Chavez Day,” and the fourth Friday in September, known as “Native American Day,” if the district’s governing board district agrees to close the college for that purpose. When “Cesar Chavez Day” falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the agreed-upon college closure day shall occur on the preceding Friday or succeeding Monday, respectively. If “Cesar Chavez Day” happens to fall on a weekday, there is no flexibility to move the corresponding holiday observance. The district shall continue to maintain the minimum required 175 days of instruction. If the district does not close for “Cesar Chavez Day” or “Native American Day,” appropriate observances should be held in commemoration.

Senate Bill 568 (Portantino, Chapter 648, Statutes of 2019) modified Education Code section 79020 adding an additional optional holiday for Glendale Community College. Effective January 1, 2020, Glendale Community College may close on April 24, known as “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day”, if the district’s governing board agrees to close the college for that purpose.

Please contact Natalie Wagner, Interim Director of Fiscal Standards and Accountability at nwagner@cccco.edu or Rafael Artiga, Associate Governmental Program Analyst at rartiga@cccco.edu for holiday or academic calendar configuration questions. 

LEGALLY MANDATED ACADEMIC HOLIDAYS

Education Code section 79020 requires community colleges to be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Lincoln Day (February 12)
  • Washington Day (third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (date proclaimed by US President)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Generally, if any of these dates falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is observed on the preceding Friday or Monday, respectively. However, Education Code section 79020 provides specific allowances for observance flexibility which is reflected in the following schedules for Veterans Day and Lincoln Day depending on the day of the week on which these holidays fall. 

 Fiscal Year 2020-21
Date of Observance  Day of the Week   Holiday
July 3, 2020 Friday Independence Day (Observance)
September 7, 2020 Monday Labor Day
November 9, 11, 13, 2020 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Veterans Day
November 26, 2020 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
December 25, 2020 Friday Christmas
January 1, 2021 Friday New Year's Day
January 18, 2021 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12, 2021 Friday Lincoln Day
February 15, 2021 Monday Washington Day
May 31, 2021 Monday Memorial Day
Fiscal Year 2021-22
Date of Observance Day of the Week Holiday
July 5, 2021 Monday Independence Day (Observance) 
September 6, 2021 Monday Labor Day
November 11, 12, 2021 Thursday, Friday Veterans Day
November 25, 2021 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2021 Friday Christmas (Observance)
December 31, 2021 Friday New Year's Day (Observance)
January 17, 2022 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day
February 11, 18, 2022 Friday, Friday Lincoln Day (Observance)
February 21, 2022 Monday Washington Day
May 30, 2022 Monday Memorial Day
Fiscal Year 2022-23 
Date of Observance Day of the Week  Holiday 
July 4, 2022 Monday Independence Day (Observance)
September 5, 2022 Monday Labor Day
November 11, 2022 Friday Veterans Day
November 24, 2022 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
December 26, 2022 Thursday Christmas (Observance)
January 2, 2023 Monday New Year's Day (Observance)
January 16, 2023 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 10,13, 14, 17, 2023 Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday Lincoln Day
February 20, 2023 Monday Washington Day
May 29, 2023 Monday Memorial Day
Fiscal Year 2023-24
Date of Observance Day of the Week  Holiday 
July 4, 2023 Tuesday Independence Day
September 4, 2023 Monday Labor Day
November 10, 2023 Friday Veterans Day
November 23, 2023 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
December 25, 2023 Monday Christmas
January 1, 2024 Monday New Year's Day
January 15, 2024 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 9, 12, 13, 16, 2024 Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday Lincoln Day
February 19, 2024 Monday Washington Day
May 27, 2024 Monday Memorial Day
Fiscal Year 2024-25
Date of Observance Day of the Week  Holiday 
July 4, 2024 Thursday Independence Day
September 2, 2024 Monday Labor Day
November 11, 2024 Monday Veterans Day
November 28, 2024 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
December 25, 2024 Wednesday Christmas 
January 1, 2025 Wednesday New Year's Day
January 20, 2025 Monday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 7, 10, 12, 14, 2025 Friday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday Lincoln Day
February 17, 2025 Monday Washington Day
May 26, 2025 Monday Memorial Day