The HISD board of trustees approved this new calendar system this past February in a 4-2 vote. District officials said during the February meeting that many community members were in favor of the change. HISD had amended its district of innovation plan in August 2018, granting the district more flexibility when instating its 2019-20 school calendar.
Scott Powers, executive director of public relations at NCISD, said via email that the district's board of trustees approved its 2019-20 calendar in December 2018.
"The academic calendar proposal for 2019-20 was made to more evenly distribute breaks throughout the school year and provide a better balance between instructional time and time away from school for students and staff," he said.
In addition to the regular upcoming school breaks, such as Thanksgiving break in November and winter break in December, HISD and NCISD will also take another five-day mid-winter break in February, according to the districts' calendars.
For more information on the new calendar system, visit the Humble ISD and New Caney ISD websites.