The development of next year’s academic calendar is underway, with a proposal to the Board due January 2019. LISD staff will also consider creating a working draft of the 2020-2021 academic calendar for community planning purposes.
The district academic calendar is adopted by the Board of Trustees. To aid in preparing recommendations for the Board of Trustees, LISD administration will seek input and feedback from community members, parents, district staff, teachers, principals and district administrators.
“As in years past, we want to be attentive and responsive to our community throughout this process,” Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D., said. “We understand how families build their schedules around the academic calendar, so we will carefully and deliberately solicit feedback as we move forward.”
Based on feedback from teachers and parents, the LISD administration recommends a mid-August start day with a short first week, six days set aside for professional learning, and several early release days to accommodate testing and student-teacher conferences. The last day of the school year would fall at the end of May.
“The academic calendar is intended to reflect what is best for student learning and success,” Board President Aaron Johnson said. ”I applaud the administration’s getting input from teachers, parents and the LISD community as a whole to construct a 2018–19 calendar that accomplishes that goal.”