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  • Fort Bend ISD seeks community feedback on Draft 2017-2018 School Calendar

    Fort Bend ISD is currently seeking feedback as the District develops a school calendar for the 2017-18 school year. Members of the community are able to provide feedback by participating in an online survey that will remain open through December 11.

    Due to state law, the 2017-18 school year cannot begin earlier than Monday, August 28. In order to meet the required 75,600 minutes and provide adequate days for delivering instruction without extending the school year, FBISD must decrease the number of holidays for students and staff as compared to the 2016-17 calendar.

    The committee is currently considering a calendar option that includes a 3-day Thanksgiving Break (November 22-24) and a Winter Break from December 22-January 3, with students returning to school on January 4.

    Other highlights of the calendar include:

    • 175 student instruction days balanced with needed breaks
    • A continuation of a 187-day contract for teachers.
    • The traditional Fort Bend County Fair Day on September 22
    • Two student holidays (October 30 and February 19)
    • A common Spring Break (March 12-16) that is shared among most other local school districts
    • Sufficient instructional minutes to absorb two bad-weather makeup days, should FBISD need to cancel school due to inclement weather.

    Following community feedback, the calendar committee will reconvene to review community response and develop its final recommendation. The FBISD administration plans to submit the calendar to the Board of Trustees at its January 23 board meeting.

     

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