Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2015 - Page 26

Revision to the MISD 2015-16 Calendar U nder new state law, the school year is now counted as 75,600 minutes rather than 180 days. Changing the way the school year is measured is meant to give districts more flexibility in how they make up for missed instructional days. With collaboration from the Mansfield ISD District Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) and approval from the MISD School Board, the following changes have been made to the 2015-16 calendar to better fit the needs of the district: • April 15 is now a student holiday (full day) and employee professional development day (full day). It was previously an early release day and staff development day. • June 1 is now the last day of school for students (full day). • June 2 is now a Teacher Work Day. • June 3 will remain as a Teacher Work Day. • April 15 will continue to be designated as Bad Weather Day #2, although bad weather days will likely not be needed under the new structure. “By making these changes, we would still be well within the 75,600 minute requirement, but we think it would make our calendar flow a little bit better,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas. The revised 2016 calendar can be found on the MISD website. r u Yo om lies i , Fam s l o o h ww ng Sc m i t c e Conn Mansfield School & e Family info@ .c ages p f e . w 24 e r e H d A s inesse 49 s u B and 8-83 2 214-7