December 10, 2012
Dec. 10, 2012—The CFISD Board of Trustees approved the Calendar Committee’s recommendation for the 2013-2014 instructional calendar during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 10.
House Bill 1 mandates that instruction for the school year may not begin before the fourth Monday in August. For the 2013-2014 instructional year, the earliest start date is Aug. 26—which will serve as the first day of school.
In the fall of 2012, a 35-member district calendar committee was organized with broad-based representation, including teachers, parents, campus administrators and district support staff.
The committee held meetings to discuss various components of developing the instructional calendar before arriving at a consensus for the following calendar recommendation to be presented to the Board of Trustees:
students begin school on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013;
Labor Day, Sept. 2, is a student/staff holiday;
the calendar has a five-day Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 25-29);
an 11-day winter break is scheduled for students (Dec. 23-Jan. 6);
a one-week spring break is scheduled for March 17-21, 2014;
Good Friday, April 18, is a student/staff holiday;
the school year will end on June 5, 2014; and
Feb. 17 and June 6, 2014 are designated as inclement weather makeup days.