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

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.