Trustees approve 2015 – 2016 academic year calendar

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The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2015-2016 school year calendar during its regular meeting on Dec. 18. The calendar calls for teachers to report for the new school year on Monday, Aug. 13. It includes 175 days of instruction, and designates Monday, Aug. 24, as the first day of classes. State law requires that public schools begin the school year no earlier than the fourth Monday in August.

Other features of the approved calendar include three days for Thanksgiving Break for students and staff, 10 days for Winter Break and a full week for Spring Break, March 14-18, 2016. The last day of school for students will be June 2, 2016.

Important 2015-2016 instructional calendar dates include:

  • First day for teachers: Aug. 13, 2015
  • Campus staff/teacher workdays: Aug. 13 – 14, 2015
  • Campus staff development: Aug. 17 – 21, 2015
  • First day for students: Aug. 24, 2015
  • Labor Day: Sept. 7, 2015
  • Fair Day: elementary – Oct. 9, 2015 and secondary – Oct. 16, 2015. Note: Two fair days are scheduled at the request of the State Fair of Texas to accommodate the district’s 160,000 students.
  • First semester staff development days: Oct. 19, 2015 and Nov. 9, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 25 – 27, 2015
  • Winter Break: Dec. 21, 2015 – Jan. 1, 2016
  • Second semester workday for campus staff: Jan. 4, 2016
  • Second semester staff development days: Jan. 5, 2016, and half-day Feb. 15, 2016
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Jan. 18, 2016
  • Spring Break: March 14 – 18, 2016
  • Inclement weather makeup days: March 25, 2016, and April 11, 2016
  • Memorial Day: May 30, 2016
  • Last day of school for students: June 2, 2016
  • Half-day teacher workday: June 3, 2016

 

 

 

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