Spring ISD extends 2021-22 instructional calendar, school day for select campuses

Following Tuesday's unanimous board approval, the 2021-22 instructional calendar for Clark Primary and Clark Elementary schools will run July 19-June 22. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Following Tuesday's unanimous board approval, the 2021-22 instructional calendar for Clark Primary and Clark Elementary schools will run July 19-June 22. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Following Tuesday's unanimous board approval, the 2021-22 instructional calendar for Clark Primary and Clark Elementary schools will run July 19-June 22. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Spring ISD board of trustees unanimously voted to extend the 2021-22 instructional calendar and school day for six select campuses at its April 13 meeting.

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, SISD officials proposed extending the 2021-22 school year for Clark Primary and Clark Elementary schools and extending the school day in 2021-22 for Bammel Elementary, Bammel Middle School, Eickenroht Elementary and Major Elementary schools, during its April 8 workshop meeting.

Made possible through two Texas Education Agency grants—the Additional Day School Year grant and the School Action Fund grant—both programs aim to improve historically low-performing schools by providing additional instruction to address summer learning loss. According to the 2018-19 TEA accountability ratings, each of the SISD campuses selected for grant participation—excluding Clark Primary School, which was not rated—received a D or F rating, meaning they needed improvement or had an "unacceptable performance."

Following Tuesday's unanimous board approval, the 2021-22 instructional calendar for Clark Primary and Clark Elementary schools will run July 19-June 22. By comparison, the 2021-22 school calendar previously approved for the rest of SISD campuses runs Aug. 11-May 26.

Additionally, while Bammel Elementary, Bammel Middle, Eickenroht Elementary and Major Elementary schools will follow the previously approved 2021-22 instructional calendar, these campuses will extend their school day next year.


Details about the extended school day schedule have not yet been announced as of April 13.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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