BISD is accepting feedback on the proposed 2013-14 calendars through 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

The Calendar Committee is no longer accepting comments.

 

The 2013-14 Calendar Committee has created three calendar options to be reviewed by community, staff, parents, and students. Each calendar has slight differences related to holidays and professional learning days for teachers.

Due to the restraints of the 2013-14 calendar, graduation will occur prior to the last day of school on the Calendar C option.

Please provide the district your comments on the following calendar options.

Texas Education Code 25.0811: First day of instruction. (a) A school district may not begin instruction for students for a school year before the fourth Monday in August unless the district operates a year-round system under Section 25.085.

 

Calendar Option Highlights

Calendar A

  • 2013 Start Date – August 26, 2013 (fourth Monday)
  • 2013 Graduation Date – Sunday, June 1, 2014
  • 175 days of instruction for students
  • State Waiver for 5 professional learning days that must occur after August 26 and before the last day of instruction. (If we decrease these days, we have to increase student instructional days. Instructional days + State Waivers Days must equal 180 days)
  • Total 187 work days for campus staff
  • 4 professional learning days prior to the start of school (These are different from the state waiver days.)
  • 3 staff work days ( two prior to the start of school and one at the end of the school year)
  • Friday, August 16 is a teacher flex day. It can be waived if the teacher has taken at least 6 hours of professional learning during the prior summer.
  • 2 inclement weather make-up days (second semester)

- Monday, Feb. 17
– Friday, April 18

  • 2 staff development make-up days (second semester)

- Saturday, April 12
– Monday, June 2

  • Holidays/Break

- Labor Day

- Thanksgiving (three days)

- Christmas (two weeks)

- Martin Luther King Day (Student Holiday/Staff Development)

- Spring Break (one week)

- Memorial Day

  • Last day of School – Friday, May 30, 2014

> View Calendar Option A

 

Calendar B

  • 2013 Start Date – August 26, 2013 (fourth Monday)
  • 2013 Graduation Date – Sunday, June 1, 2014
  • 175 days of instruction for students
  • State Waiver for 5 professional learning days that must occur after August 26 and before the last day of instruction. (If we decrease these days, we have to increase student instructional days. Instructional days + State Waivers Days must equal 180 days)
  • Total 187 work days for campus staff
  • 4 professional learning days prior to the start of school (These are different from the state waiver days.)
  • 3 staff work days ( two prior to the start of school and one at the end of the school year)
  • Friday, August 16 is a teacher flex day. It can be waived if the teacher has taken at least 6 hours of professional learning during the prior summer.
  • 2 inclement weather make-up days (second semester)

- Monday, Feb. 17
– Friday, April 18

  • 2 staff development make-up days (second semester)

- Saturday, April 12
– Monday, June 2

  • Holidays/Break

- Labor Day
– Thanksgiving (one week)
– Christmas ( one and one half weeks)
– Martin Luther King Day (Student Holiday/Staff Development)
– Spring Break (one week)

> View Calendar Option B

 

Calendar C

  • 2013 Start Date – August 26, 2013 (fourth Monday)
  • 2013 Graduation Date – Sunday, June 1, 2014
  • 175 days of instruction for students
  • State Waiver for 5 professional learning days that must occur after August 26 and before the last day of instruction. (If we decrease these days, we have to increase student instructional days. Instructional days + State Waivers Days must equal 180 days)
  • Total 187 work days for campus staff
  • Seniors take exams prior to June 1 and will not be required to attend June 2-3
  • 4 professional learning days prior to the start of school (These are different from the state waiver days.)
  • 3 staff work days ( two prior to the start of school and one at the end of the school year)
  • Friday, August 16 is a teacher flex day. It can be waived if the teacher has taken at least 6 hours of professional learning during the prior summer.
  • Thursday, June 4 is a teacher flex day. It can be waived if the teacher has taken at least 12 hours of professional learning during the prior summer.
  • 2 inclement weather make-up days (second semester)

- Monday, Feb. 17
– Friday, April 18

  • 2 staff development make-up days (second semester)

- Saturday, April 12
– Thursday, June 5

  • Holidays/Break

- Labor Day
– Thanksgiving (one week)
– Christmas (two weeks)
– Martin Luther King Day (Student Holiday/Staff Development)
– Spring Break (one week)
– Memorial Day

  • Last day of School – Tuesday, June 3, 2014

> View Calendar Option C