Keller ISD trustees review 2022-23 instructional calendar

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The Keller ISD board of trustees discussed the 2022-23 academic calendar at an Oct. 25 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Keller ISD board of trustees discussed the 2022-23 academic calendar at an Oct. 25 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Keller ISD board of trustees received a preview of the proposed instructional calendar for the 2022-23 academic school year during its Oct. 25 meeting.

Dustin Blank, assistant superintendent of student services, said the majority of the changes implemented this past year will remain—including the extra 15 minutes that were added to the daily schedule.

“I personally have heard so much about the 15 minutes extra, especially for our elementary campuses. They are utilizing them for their instruction purposes, and it's been really, really nice,” Board President Ruthie Keyes said.

The first day of school would be Aug. 17, 2022. The last day of school would be on May 25, 2023.

Proposed changes to the calendar include students having a five-day weekend from Oct. 13-17, with Oct. 13 being a teacher workday. Nov. 8 will be a student holiday and a teacher workday.


Another new change to the calendar pointed out by Blank and the board is that state assessments will take place the first week of April, meaning students will have to come to school on Good Friday.

“We need to widely publicize that the reason we're going to school on Good Friday is because it’s the state assessment window—it’s not our choice,” trustee Cindy Lotton said.

Graduation for the class of 2023 is set for May 29, the same day as Memorial Day.

Trustees will vote on adoption of the draft calendar at their next meeting Nov. 15.

The state requires districts to develop instructional calendars that include 75,600 operational minutes and 187 teacher contract workdays, as well as state and district assessment days, and bad weather make-up days.

See the proposed academic calendar below.

By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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