Klein ISD approves 2021-22 calendar

Vice President Cathy Arellano led the Jan. 12 meeting as President Chris Todd was attending virtually from home with the flu. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vice President Cathy Arellano led the Jan. 12 meeting as President Chris Todd was attending virtually from home with the flu. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Vice President Cathy Arellano led the Jan. 12 meeting as President Chris Todd was attending virtually from home with the flu. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Klein ISD board of trustees approved its 2021-22 calendar at its regular Jan. 12 meeting.



The board selected Option A, which puts the first day of school on Aug. 18 and the last day of school on May 27, before Memorial Day. It includes 14 staff development days and gives families a week off for Thanksgiving and spring break and two weeks off for the winter break.



The board had previously sought community input for the calendar option. Option B had the first day of school on Aug. 23 and the last day of school on June 2, after Memorial Day.



The board also named two buildings after major figures in the district’s history. The Klein ISD Disciplinary Alternative Education Program was renamed to the K.E. Kaufman Alternative Education Center in the honor of educator and inaugural DAEP Director Kim Kaufman. The Klein ISD Central Office building has been renamed to the Frank A. Lemmon Administration Building in honor of retired educator Frank Lemmon. Kaufman’s son and Lemmon accepted the honors in person.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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