Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/21/2018 - 6:00 PM
Category: Discussion and / or Possible Action Item(s)
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 2018-2019 School Year Calendar
District Goals:
Goal 1
Student Achievement for All
Goal 2
Safe, Secure and Nurturing Schools
Goal 3
Parent and Community Partnerships
Goal 4
Quality Workforce in a Positive Environment
Goal 5
Effective and Efficient Use of Resources
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
2018-19 Calendar - Draft A.pdf
2018-19 Calendar - Draft B.pdf
Summary: Each year the Crowley ISD Board of Trustees approves the school calendar. Numerous stakeholders are involved in this process, including members of the District-Wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) and Lead Team. We also collaborate with surrounding school districts in the development process.

Two draft calendar options were reviewed during the development process:

Draft A
- Teachers return Monday, Aug. 13 for four (4) professional development days and two (2) work days.
- Students return Tuesday, Aug. 21.
- Last day of school is Friday, May 31.
- Winter Break is Friday, Dec. 21 – Monday, Jan. 7.
- Teachers’ last days are Tuesday, June 3 (work day) and Wednesday, June 4 (district-wide professional development day eligible for earned-off credit).

Draft B
- Teachers return Tuesday, Aug. 7 for seven (7) professional development days and three (3) work days.
- Students return Tuesday, August 21.
- Last day of school is Friday, May 24.
- Winder Break is Monday, Dec. 24 – Monday, Jan. 7.
- Teachers’ last day is Tuesday, May 28 (work day).


Each draft calendar exceeds the state-required 75,600 minutes of instruction. Testing dates, professional development and holidays were considered and discussed when developing the calendar.

Based upon input from DWEIC and Lead Team, the administration's recommendation is to adopt the Draft B Calendar for the 2018-19 school year.
Budgetary Impact:
Recommendation: I recommend approval of the Draft B Calendar for the 2018-19 school year.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Anthony Kirchner - Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Signed By:
Michael McFarland - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Nedra Robinson Moved, Member Mia Hall seconded to approve the Original motion 'I recommend approval of the Draft B Calendar for the 2018-19 school year.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
   
June Davis     Yes
Ryan Ray     Yes
Mia Hall     Yes
Gary Grassia     Yes
Lyndsae Benton     Yes
LaTonya Mayfield     Yes
Nedra Robinson     Yes