School Till July 26? Sneak a Peek at Five Calendars DISD's Looking at For Next Year.
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Long story short: Two of the five would begin the school year after Labor Day, on September 4 -- and one of those would drag out the school year till July 26, with a whopping 203 days of instruction, as opposed to the 180 or 182 found on the other four choices.
Now, Option No. 3 does extend and add some vacations: Winter break, say, would run 11 days, not just seven, and there'd be an additional two full weeks off from May 27 to 31 and July 1 to 5. But you'll also notice: The traditional six-weeks grading period has been scraped to make way for the seven-week schedule "to allow for mastery of material." Not only that, but: "Teachers report to campus for two weeks prior to start of school for preparation and staff development purposes." President Obama proposed this a year ago, and while it may not get far, but there's an interesting discussion to be had on the subject. And it starts Thursday morning at 11:30 at 3700 Ross. DISD Options For 2012-2013 School Year Calendar