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2024-2025 CISD Calendar Feedback

Posted Date: 02/13/2024

In an effort to remain transparent with our 2024-2025 school calendar options, I wanted to provide you all with some of the survey results and provide feedback from survey comments.  Last night, Monday February 12th, a presentation was made to our Board of Trustees in open session providing them with the options and survey results along with information we have learned from other districts who have adopted a four day calendar.  Please find, attached for your review, calendar feedback addressing the following areas:

  • Student Meals
  • Instruction
  • Child Care Resources (district counselors will meet and gather community resources for those in need)
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Proposed Calendars
  • Staff Survey Results
  • Current Results from Parent Survey (extended through Friday, February 16th at 4:00 p.m.)

 – Superintendent, Tommy Chalaire



  • A four day week will attract and retain quality teachers during a time of educator shortages across the state.

Student meals

  • Continue to provide food through the Food Pantry Program for qualifying families.
  • Explore the options available for sending food home with students from campus cafeterias for those students who qualify.


  • Longer instructional periods
    • More time with students per day
    • More time to observe student understanding of instruction through independent work per day
    • More time for reteach / small group instruction per day
  • Intervention
    • Elementary Dyslexia classes lengthened to preferable 1 hour sessions
    • Time for more intervention pullout groups

Child Care Resources

  • Consult with your campus counselor to inquire about community resources for families regarding local child care options.

Extracurricular activities

  • Practice times will be communicated by the directors and coaches prior to each season and will remain consistent throughout the activity.

Proposed CISD School Calendar (4 Day Week)

  • Off on Mondays - No daycare, bus routes, or meals
  • Proposed School time 7:45 - 4:15 - 510 minutes/day
    • Total Minutes = 76,500 (900 minutes over the state requirement (1.5 days)
    • Student Days = 150 daysStaff Days = 165 Days
  • 1st Day of School = August 6th (6 school days earlier than the 2024-2025 Traditional Calendar)
  • Last Day of School = May 23rd (same as Traditional Calendar)
  • Inservice = July 30th - August 5th
  • Christmas Break = December 21st - January 6th/7th


If you have not had the opportunity to participate in our survey and would like to, please click here to log in to the parent portal.
Parent survey has been extended through Friday, February 16th at 4:00 p.m 

Calendar Survey Results


Proposed 4-Day Calendar


Proposed 5-Day Calendar (Traditional)

5-Day Calendar



CISD Calendar

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