This is the time of year when HISD administrators are deep into planning for the next school year. Part of that planning includes setting the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year — and the district is asking the public to be part of the decision-making process by voting for one of two options:
- Draft A: Aligns with previous years, in which students, teachers, and staff would get three days off for Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-24, 2017), with school ending May 31, 2018, for students and June 1, 2018, for teachers.
- Draft B: A departure from previous years, this option would give students, teachers and staff the full week of Thanksgiving off (Nov. 20-24, 2017), with school ending June 1, 2018, for students and June 4, 2018, for teachers.
At the December board meeting, the administration will then recommend for Board approval on whichever version of the calendar receives the most votes.