Spring ISD approves calendar for 2022-23 school year

Julie Hill, who serves as Spring ISD's chief of human resources and human capital accountability, presented calendar options for the 2022-23 school year to trustees Jan. 6 and Jan. 11. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Julie Hill, who serves as Spring ISD's chief of human resources and human capital accountability, presented calendar options for the 2022-23 school year to trustees Jan. 6 and Jan. 11. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

Julie Hill, who serves as Spring ISD's chief of human resources and human capital accountability, presented calendar options for the 2022-23 school year to trustees Jan. 6 and Jan. 11. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

On Jan. 12, Spring ISD trustees approved a calendar for the 2022-23 school year, which includes a student start date of Aug. 16.

Two calendar options, A and B, were first presented to trustees at their monthly workshop Jan. 6. Community members, parents, teachers and students were given the chance to vote on which calendar they preferred before the options were presented to the board.

By 10 votes, option A was preferred by voters, said Julie Hill, who serves as SISD’s chief of human resources and human capital accountability.

“We'd recommend option A,” Hill said. “And the reason for that is the additional teacher prep days the teachers seem to like. It gives them more opportunity to prepare for our students, which is really what's important to us.”

Taking the district’s recommendation, trustees approved calendar option A in a 4-1 vote with board Secretary Kelly Hodges voting against, board President Justine Durant abstaining and trustee Natasha McDaniel absent.



Both calendar options include 174 days of instruction with 440 instructional minutes per day. Option B’s student start date would have been Aug. 15, but Option A’s student start date gives teachers an additional preparation day. Both calendars pegged June 1, 2023, as the final day of school.

To view the approved calendar, click here.

By Emily Lincke

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

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.