“The School Belongs to the People” is a phrase from a mentor of mine who reminded me that every decision we make needs to be in the best interest of those we serve. It’s hard to believe but we are already planning the 2017-18 school calendar and parent input is vitally important. Here is our first draft and we would really appreciate any input you could provide.
A frequent request made by parents and teachers alike is the desire to end school before Memorial Day. We were able to accommodate this request in the 16-17 calendar. However, between how days in the calendar fall and state requirements, it would not be possible next year. We are seeking “District of Innovation” status that, among other flexibilities, would allow Wylie ISD to begin school before the 4th Monday in August which is a currently a state law.
We in the process of applying for the “District of Innovation” status that should be complete in March. (I will blog about this separately because it’s too much information for one blog. )