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Board approves AISD 2017-2018 calendar

The Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees has officially approved the instructional calendar for the upcoming school year.

Among the changes was the beginning of school activities: the 201-2018 school year is set to kick off a week earlier, on August 7th.

The three versions of the calendar, each along with a waiver version were submitted by the Calendar Task Force and shared for review, input and online voting. The board says it was really up to staff, parents, and students to give feedback on whether or not it should be approved.

All calendar options included the following similarities:

  • There are 177 student instruction days.
  • Each calendar option has two elementary parent conference days.
  • Each calendar option has two bad weather makeup days for staff.
  • Each calendar option has 23 staff holidays.
  • Spring Break will be March 12-16, 2018.

The calendar approved by the board includes a five-day Thanksgiving holiday; nine-day winter break; and two bad-weather staff makeup days, Presidents Day and Good Friday.

  • Thanksgiving holiday is Monday, Nov. 20, 2017-Friday Nov. 24, 2017.
  • Winter break is Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017-Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, for students.; and Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017-Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, for staff.

Other important days include:

  • New Teacher Orientation: Aug. 7-10, 2017
  • First Teacher Contract Day: Aug. 14, 2017
  • Last Teacher Contract Day: May 31, 2018
  • First Day for Students: Aug. 21, 2017
  • Last Day for Students: May 30, 2018

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