Fort Bend ISD seeking feedback on calendar options for the 2020-21 school year (11/5/2019)
FORT BEND ISD (November 5, 2019) – Fort Bend ISD has launched a survey to gain community feedback on two calendar options for the 2020-21 school year. The survey will remain open until midnight on Sunday, November 17, 2019, and the results of the survey will be shared with the District’s calendar committee before a final recommendation is presented to the Board of Trustees in January 2020.
As a District of Innovation, FBISD has flexibility to begin school before the state mandated start date of the fourth Monday in August, allowing more balance between the fall and spring semesters. Both FBISD calendar options include a start day of mid-August and an end date before Memorial Day.
Similarities in Calendar Option A and B:
As with the current school calendar, both calendar options include the Fort Bend County Fair Day holiday, a full week off for Thanksgiving, two full weeks for the Winter Break, the Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day holiday, a week-long Spring Break, Professional Development days for teaching staff, the state required 75,600 operational minutes and at least 840 minutes designated for inclement weather days.
Differences in Calendar Option A and B:
Option A has the Fall Holiday on October 12, the last day of school before Winter Break on December 17 and students returning on January 5. Option B has the Fall Holiday on October 30, the last day of school before Winter Break on December 18 and students returning on January 6.