November 24, 2014
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BISD is accepting feedback on the proposed 2015-16 calendar
through 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5

The 2015-16 Calendar Committee created the following calendar to be reviewed by community,  staff, parents, and students.  


Due to the restraints of the calendar for 2015-16, graduation will occur prior to the last day of school. This is due to the availability of the Fort Worth Convention Center for graduation.   

Please review the following calendar and keep in mind that the following requirements must be met when offering alternative suggestions.


Texas Education Code 25.0811: First day of instruction. (a) A school district may not begin instruction for students for a school year before the fourth Monday in August unless the district operates a year-round system under Section 25.085.


Calendar Highlights  

  • Start Date - August 24, 2015 (fourth Monday)
  • Graduation Date - May 29, 2016
  • 175 days of instruction for students
  • State waiver for five professional learning days that must occur after August 25 and before the last day of instruction. If we decrease these days, we have to increase student instructional days (Instructional Days + State Waivers days must equal 180 days).
  • Total 187 work days for campus staff
  • Four professional learning days prior to the start of school (these are different from the state waiver days)
  • Three staff work days (prior to the start of school and/or during the school year)
  • Two inclement weather make-up days (second semester)
  • Teacher Flex Days: Monday, Oct. 12 and Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

  • Student Half Day/Teacher Planning (PLCs): Friday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Nov. 13


    • July 4th
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas/New Year's Day
    • Spring Break
    • Good Friday
    • Memorial Day
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