What the Flex: Trustees Find 2012-13 Dallas ISD School Year Calendar a Tad Confusing.
Then there was much talk, talk, talk about those so-called "flex" days. The way the calendar reads right now, elementary and middle-school students get out June 13, 2012. But high-school students could get out May 30 ... if, that is, they fulfill three criteria. The trustees were told students will be eligible for early release based on these things: academic assessment (they have to pass all their courses, for starters), attendance (can only miss seven full days) and discipline (they didn't commit an expellable offense during the school year).
Said one member of the panel of principals in front of the board: "We ask a lot of students and give nothing tangible back." Early release is their reward. But the trustees wondered: When will they know if they've got those two weeks off? When will they be evaluated? And how? And by whom? They were told: We're working on it. They're still talking about this. Dallas ISD 2012-13 School Calendar