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Board approves 2016-17 Academic Calendar

The Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees approved the academic calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at its regular meeting Feb. 16.

A calendar committee comprised of teachers, district and campus administrators, as well as parents, designed the calendars in alignment with a new state law, House Bill 2610, requiring students to be at school for 75,600 minutes instead of a certain number of days.

 

The 2016-17 calendar provides a full week break at Thanksgiving, 12 school days in December, professional development/non-instructional days in August on the the week before school starts, as well as other student holidays.

 

Significant dates and holidays in the 2016-17 calendar include:

  • Aug. 22: First day of school
  • Sept. 5: Labor Day Holiday
  • Oct. 10: Columbus Day/Staff Development
  • Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 19-Jan. 3: Winter Break (Jan. 2-3 Staff Development)
  • Jan. 16: MLK Birthday
  • Feb. 20: Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • March 13-17, 2017: Spring Break
  • April 14: Good Friday
  • April 17: Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • May 29: Student Holiday/Staff Development
  • May 30-31: Bad Weather Days (if needed)
 

The calendar review committee for the 2016-2017 calendar ran from Dec. 7, 2015 to Jan. 11, 2016. The majority of the respondents agreed with the draft calendar presented.

 

To view the 2016-17 calendar, click on the PDF link below.