The Lewisville ISD board of trustees approved the district's 2022-23 academic calendar, which includes 177 instructional days.

The 2022-23 calendar, which was approved during a Jan. 10 board meeting, will have an Aug. 10 start date with exams for the first semester to be completed before winter break, which runs Dec. 19-Jan. 4, 2023, according to the calendar.

Students will have March 13-17, 2023, off for spring break. School will end before Memorial Day on May 24, 2023.

The calendar approval comes after meetings of a calendar committee and a community survey, according to the Jan. 10 agenda item. The committee outlined the options, and the community voted on the two options presented. The calendar approved by the board was favored by 65% of the estimated 18,000 survey respondents.

The main difference in the two calendar options is the timing of winter break. The option not approved by the board had winter vacation running from Dec. 22-Jan 6, 2023, according to the district.

The approval also comes with professional learning community days, according to the agenda item. Professional learning community is a method that fosters collaboration among colleagues, and it is often used in schools as a way to organize teachers into working groups. These are different from typical work days because they are used for teacher training.

Professional learning community time will be incorporated with student half days on Sept. 2, Oct. 7 and Feb. 17, 2023, according to the agenda item.

Typical work days will be included in the academic calendar for staff preparation and will be considered student holidays, according to the calendar.