BISD Board Approves 2017-18 Calendar

BISD Board Approves 2017-18 Calendar
Posted on 02/21/2017
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On February 21, the Brazosport Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the instructional calendar for the 2017-18 school year. Since Brazosport ISD is obtaining the District of Innovation designation from the Texas Education Agency, BISD gained local control of the instructional calendar. The flexibilities allowed from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) through the District of Innovation designation gave local control of the school start date and required school day minutes. BISD created a local process of gathering input and feedback from campus staff, administrators, parents and community members, Local Innovation Plan Committee, District Educational Improvement Committee, Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council, and Instructional Calendar Committee.

The 2017-2018 school year will begin on Thursday, August 17 and will be able to end school before Memorial Day in May. It also allows the district to create more balanced semesters, with 84 days in the fall semester and 88 days in the spring semester. The calendar includes three professional development days, two exchange days, a full week for Thanksgiving and Spring Break, with more than two full weeks for Christmas break. Students will also have time off for Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Good Friday.

Other calendar highlights include:

  • Two early release days for all students - December 22 and May 24   
  • Two early release days for high schools only - December 21 and May 23   
  • The calendar provides staff with eight contract days prior to the start of school.

2017-2018 BISD Calendar Important Dates

 August 17, 2017  Classes Begin
 September 4, 2017  Labor Day Student/Staff Holiday
 October 13, 2017  Student/Staff Holiday
 November 10, 2017  Professional Development
 November 20-24, 2017  Thanksgiving Break
 December 25, 2017-January 5, 2018  Winter Break
 January 8, 2018  Teacher Prep
 January 9, 2018  Professional Development
 January 15, 2018  Holiday (Exchange)
 February 19, 2018  Professional Development
 March 12-16, 2018  Spring Break
 March 30, 2018  Student/Staff Holiday
 April 20, 2018  Holiday (Exchange)
 May 24, 2018  Last Day of School
 May 25, 2018  Teacher Prep

2017-18 District Calendar

2017-18 District Calendar

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