The Eanes ISD Board approved the 2020-21 and 2021-22 student calendars last night, following months of discussion involving parents, staff and the District Leadership Team (DLT).
The calendars accomplish several objectives in response to input from parents and staff:
- Begin the school year on a Wednesday for students
- Maintain a weeklong Thanksgiving vacation for students and staff
- End the school year by Memorial Day on the same day for everyone
- Reduce early-release days for PreK-5 to alleviate childcare concerns while preserving staff development
- Honor major religious holidays
- Maintain or exceed state-required minutes in the school day and year
- Build in minutes to absorb up to two inclement weather days
The Board authorized district staff to revise the calendars, once the University of Texas establishes its final dates for Spring Break in each of the two years.
The calendars are online: www.eanesisd.net/calendars.