Here's how Spring and Klein ISDs will make up January snow days

Spring and Klein ISDs have each lost a number of school days to weather this year. Up to 10 days lost to Hurricane Harvey in August and September were waived by the Texas Education commissioner, but two snow days in January claimed the districts' additional cushion of time for inclement weather this year. Neither school will extend the school year unless there are additional bad weather days this year. Here is how each made up the lost time:

Klein ISD


 

The district has added one minute of instructional time for each school day beginning Jan. 26 until school ends May 31. This will prevent the need to make up an additional day during the school year, officials said.


Spring ISD


 

The district had enough time built into its instructional calendar for bad weather, meaning that its closure Jan. 16-17 will not need to be made up.

However, the district has changed Monday, Feb. 19, from a professional development day for teachers to a regular school day to give children more classroom time this year, officials said.

“We had enough minutes built into our instructional calendar to absorb the two days recently lost due to the ice storm,” said Lupita Hinojosa, SISD chief of school leadership and student support services. “Our students need face-to-face instruction, and this change will help us gain back a day of instruction with minimal impact to our calendar.”

If any additional inclement weather days occur this year, the district may need to add more time to its instructional calendar, officials said.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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