2016-17 Proposed Calendar Survey

PROPOSED 2016-17 School Calendar

**** SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED–THE OFFICIAL 2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR WILL BE PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL AT THE MARCH SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON MAR 28, 2016 ****

The Bullard ISD District Education Improvement Council is working to complete a 2016-17 school calendar.  Due to new legislature, the calendar will reflect slightly different than years past (see below).  They have reviewed numerous calendars and discussed priorities and concerns with each scenario.  The following calendar has been proposed as an option, however they are requesting the input of the parents, students, staff and community members.

Please take a moment to complete the simple online survey to share your comments, concerns and opinions.

Please only submit 1 entry per person.

Proposed Calendar Survey (NOW CLOSED) 

 

*** Note this is not the finalized 2016-17 school calendar.  Bullard ISD will release a finalized calendar following the March 2016 School Board Meeting*** 2016-17 Proposed Calendar

*First Day of Student Instruction- August 22, 2016

*Last Day of Student Instruction- May 26, 2017

*** 2 weeks of inservice and workdays prior to student instruction is unique to the 2016-17 calendar when BISD is opening a new campus and re-entering 4 remodeled & renovated campuses.   Other options for staff development days could be Nov 21 & 22, Dec 19 & 20, or June 1&2 2017.


 

As a result of new Texas State legislature, House Bill 2610, the school year requirements have shifted from 180 days of instruction to 75,600 minutes of instruction.  Teachers are still required to work 187 days per year.


 

4 thoughts on “2016-17 Proposed Calendar Survey

  1. Shannon Wilks

    Is there consideration in one of the calendars starting in the later part of August to lead into the Labor Day holiday?

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    1. Laura Jones Post author

      According to Texas Education Code 25.0811, a 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. If I understand correctly, you’re asking if they considered delaying the start of school until after the labor day holiday? To my knowledge that is not a consideration at this time.

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    1. Laura Jones Post author

      In the Proposed school calendar, May 30 & 31 will be bad weather days for teachers only. The students’ last day of instruction will be Friday, May 26, 2017.

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