A committee of district and campus administrators, teachers and parents designed two draft calendars. The committee was required to include 75,600 instructional minutes and chose to bank at least two days of instructional minutes in case of inclement weather days. The committee then received feedback on the two calendar options.
After receiving feedback from 3,175 people including parents, students and staff, the committee chose calendar Option 2. The calendar calls for a start date on the Thursday of the second full week in August. It will also provide for a weeklong break at Thanksgiving, two professional development/teacher workdays in October and February, an elementary conference day in October, 10 days off for winter break and a final day of instruction on the Thursday before Memorial Day. You can view the calendar here.
Because RRISD is designated as a District of Innovation, it is omitted from the state requirement to begin on the third Monday in August and may instead start as early as the second Monday in August.
The committee did not recommend any changes to the length of school days.