Creating the 22/23 and 23/24 School Calendars

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    View the Proposed 2022 - 2023 School Calendar
    (Note: no calendar is official until adopted by the Board of Trustees. Please do not use the Draft calendar for planning purposes.)

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    Hays CISD academic calendars are developed through a process that allows for parent, teacher, staff, and community input. The Board of Trustees makes the final decision regarding the academic school calendars for the district. The process begins with District Leadership Team (DLT), which is a group comprised of teachers and professional staff, parents of students enrolled in the district, business representatives, and community members. This committee narrows options to a working draft calendar that is then presented to the greater community for feedback. 

    Important Considerations:

    • Students must be in attendance for a minimum of 73,500 minutes per school year (75,600 minutes less 2,100 minutes for professional development). Hays CISD has been approved for professional development waivers, which allow 2,100 minutes for teacher and staff professional development during the school year in lieu of instructional minutes. The district believes that well prepared and trained teachers and staff provide the most exceptional educational experience for students.  

    • Hays CISD schedules students to attend schools more than the required number of minutes to allow the district flexibility when determining whether to make up instructional days that are affected by inclement weather or other emergency school closures.   

    • Teachers work 187 contract days, including days with students and days spent on professional development and planning.  

    To provide as much advanced notice as possible to the community regarding upcoming school calendars; if feedback is favorable, the DLT intends to present the draft 2022 - 2023 school calendar and recommend to the Board of Trustees to adopt it, as well as the 2023 - 2024 academic calendar using the same pattern. 

Proposed 2022 - 2023 Academic Calendar

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