Over the past few weeks, the District has been working diligently with the Texas Education Agency on makeup day options from two school closure days due to a city-wide tap water ban. The first school closure day in December was made up by students on January 16, a scheduled weather/school closure makeup day on the District’s Official School Calendar. For the second December school closure day, it has been determined that enough instructional time is incorporated in the current calendar so that no additional makeup day is required.
“When you calculate the number of instructional minutes for students, we have enough minutes in our school day to makeup for one lost instructional day and still meet the state’s standard,” said Superintendent Brian Schuss. “We were happy to determine an outcome that would allow students to have April 14th as a school holiday and meet the minimum number of classroom instructional minutes required by the state.”
Friday, April 14, will be a school holiday for all students.