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.
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.