Calendar Development Process
The 2019-20 CISD calendar was developed with primary consideration for our current instructional needs while seeking to maintain the traditional holiday breaks valued by our students, families and staff. The calendar development process includes reviewing other district's adopted or proposed calendars; reviewing feedback received throughout the year and in previous surveys; and seeking input from campus and central administrators, students, teachers, staff and parents. The proposed calendar and feedback survey were posted to the CISD website and shared with all parents via Blackboard email (English and Spanish), sent to secondary students via Blackboard email, to all staff via CISD email, and posted to social media. Parents, staff, students and community members were able to provide feedback until February 1, 2019. There were 168 comment responses to the survey: 72% approved of the calendar; 16% of the responses indicated they would prefer a later start date in August and/or did not like starting school on a Thursday; and 13% requested that the school year end before Memorial Day. Other comments mentioned in less than 4% of responses included: matching our calendar to another district, scheduling an earlier or later spring break, picking a different date for fall break and/or data days, and observing a specific holiday like Veterans' Day or Presidents' Day.
The CISD Board of Trustees approved the 2019-20 school calendar on Monday, February 18, 2019.