The Board of School Trustees approved the 2017-2018 School
Calendar. Under the district’s designation as a TEA District of Innovation, per
HB 1842, the calendar reflects changes that are intended to drive more
effective learning and the desires of our local community.
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A change in state statue also caused an adjustment in school
times as schools are no longer mandated to hold class on a designated number of
days, but for a specific number of required minutes. The 2017-2018 calendar
plans for 440 minutes each day for a total of 75,635 minutes in the year.
Daily start and end times include:
schools 7:40 a.m. – 3 p.m.
schools 8:15 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
schools 8:50 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
The 2017-2018 School Calendar features an earlier state date
with freshmen across the district beginning class on Tuesday, Aug. 15 for
Freshmen First Day. The official first
day of school for all students is Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Elementary campuses have traditionally released students
early during one full week in October to host parent/teacher conferences. After
gathering feedback, conferences will be hosted on two dates in October.
Early release times include:
schools 7:40 a.m. – 12 noon
schools 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
schools 8:50 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Of note, the school year will end in May with four high
school graduations for the Class of 2018 celebrated during the afternoons and
evenings of Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25.