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CISD Board of Trustees Adopts 17-18 School Calendar

At their January meeting, the CISD Board of Trustees adopted the 2017-2018 School Calendar as recommended by the CISD District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee (DLPDMC).

The approved calendar reflects the District’s designation as a District of Innovation which included a provision in the submitted plan for beginning school prior to the fourth Monday in August (August 28, 2017) as mandated by Section 25.0811. The calendar also reflects 178 days of instruction and a minimum of 75,600 instructional minutes for students and 187 working days for teachers.

Additional highlights include:

  • First Day of School: August 16, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: November 20-24
  • Winter Break: December 21-January 8
  • Spring Break: March 12-16
  • Last Day of School: May 31, 2018

Three 2017-2018 Draft Calendars were posted on the CISD website and provided to campuses to share with their staff and community. During this time, over 2,300 comments were submitted through the District’s website. The DLPDMC reviewed the comments and suggestions received from staff, parents and community and recommended Calendar Draft C as the 2017-2018 School Calendar.

“I really appreciate the District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee going through this exercise,” remarked Trustee Ray Sanders. “I’m very happy. I think this is an excellent job by the Committee.”

The approved 2017-18 School Calendar is available on the District’s website at