Hutto ISD will start new school year Aug. 16

The Hutto ISD Board of Trustees approved next year's school calendar.

The Hutto ISD Board of Trustees approved next year's school calendar.

The Hutto ISD school calendar for 2017-18 will have a much different look than recent years. School starts for students Aug. 16, and the school year will end May 31.

Brandy Baker, assistant superintendent of support services, said the district received input from teachers, parents and students, mostly via 217 responses to a school survey.

Responses were tallied and considered for the board presentation. The most popular option of three presented to the public was unanimously passed Thursday. The schedule was released Friday as students and staff started spring break.

Highlights include:

  • Aug. 7-10, new teacher orientation days

  • Aug. 11, teacher, staff development

  • Aug. 14-15, teacher, staff development

  • Aug. 16, students start school

  • Sept. 4, Labor Day off

  • Oct. 13, early release all campuses, parent conferences

  • Oct. 16, student holiday/teacher, staff development

  • Nov. 10, student/teacher holiday

  • Nov. 20-21, student holiday/teacher, staff development

  • Nov. 22-24, Thanksgiving break

  • Dec. 4-8, testing days (tentative)

  • Dec. 18-19, early release, high school only. Staff development

  • Dec. 20, early release all campuses, staff development

  • Dec. 21-Jan. 3, holiday break

  • Jan. 4-5, student holiday/teacher, staff development

  • Jan. 15, student/teacher holiday

  • Feb. 16, early release all campuses, parent conferences

  • Feb. 19, bad weather day (if needed)

  • March 12-16, spring break

  • March 30, bad weather day (if needed)

  • April 3-6, testing days (tentative)

  • April 20, student holiday/teacher, staff development

  • May 7-11, testing days (tentative)

  • May 28, student/teacher holiday

  • May 29-30, early release, high school only. Staff development

  • May 31, last day of school, early release all campuses/staff development

  • June 1, teacher/staff development


Hutto was able to change its calendar to an earlier start after it became a district of innovation on Jan. 12. At the time, Hutto followed Round Rock ISD to become the state's 65th DOI. Pflugerville ISD just started discussions about the designation. Round Rock ISD begins school Aug. 22, while Pflugerville begins Aug. 28.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.