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Title: Balancing Holidays and Instructional Days 200809 WISD Scholastic Calendar Meeting, Part II


1
Balancing Holidays and Instructional
Days2008-09 WISD ScholasticCalendar Meeting,
Part II
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2008
  • Presenter Mr. Truitt

2
Agenda
  • Welcome and New Introductions
  • Review the Timeline (Meetings and Meeting Times)
    and Committee Charge
  • Review 2007-08 WISD Calendar and Community
    Feedback, TEA (state) and WISD Guidelines

3
Any new faces in the crowd?Name, Role, and
Campus?
4
Timeline
  • February 12th Committee Meeting
  • February 13th-15th Post Calendar Options to the
    WISD website
  • February 26th Committee Meeting
  • February 27th-March 7th Community and Campus
    Vote
  • March 10th Bring final recommendation of the
    committee to the Board
  • Post and publish 2008-09 WISD Scholastic Calendar

5
Our Charge
  • Design TWO Calendars
  • One for the week of August 25th
  • One with a late start date (construction)
  • Communication with all stakeholders
  • Vote!
  • Plan the perfect calendar!

6
Group Norms
  • Those who work, learn!
  • Everyone has expertise!
  • Share talk time!
  • Its about the kids!
  • Think 187, 12, and 2!
  • Have fun!

7
So what makes a good calendar?
8
Our List from the 5th
  • Breaks each month/Spacing out of holidays
  • Fits community needs (SAGU and private schools)
  • Testing Awareness (TAKS)
  • Grading Periods in relation to holidays
  • Even number of instructional days
  • Exams Before or after the Christmas break?
  • Consideration of working parents Early release
    days
  • Well-placed Staff Development

9
TEA Parameters
  • Start school Week of August 25th
  • Teachers 187 days
  • 180 instructional days
  • Waivers 175 instructional days
  • Two Bad Weather Days
  • Staff Development Days Cannot be used for
    parent/teacher conferences
  • Holidays Scheduled in conjunction with federal
    or major religious holidays

10
WISD Parameters
  • Homecoming Date October 24 vs. Cleburne
  • Spring Break March 16-20
  • District Staff Development Plan
  • Recommendation of 12 combo Work Days and Staff
    Development Days
  • Best Model Full day with no kids!
  • 6 Week Grading Periods
  • Review use of Early Release Days

11
Lets review your homework!
12
Mr. Truitts Thoughts
  • Extra 2 days of Staff Development Where?
  • Thanksgiving 3 vs. 5 days?
  • Exams Before or After Christmas?
  • Bad Weather Days Where?
  • Fair Day?
  • Homecoming on TAKS?

13
Group Work
  • Review start dates
  • Review ending dates
  • Review holiday breaks
  • Come to a consensus at your table!

14
The Next Step
  • Math time!
  • Count up 187 Instructional Days
  • Locate 2 Bad Weather days
  • 6 evenly distributed six-week grading periods?
  • Exams before or after Christmas?
  • Staff Development and Work Days?

15
Group Work
  • Create a calendar to post on the web
  • Again, 187, 10-12, and 2!
  • Review your Region X sample calendars!

16
Two More Options
  • Grapevine Colleyville ISD Model
  • Highland Park ISD Model

17
February 19th
  • Goals
  • Finalize top 2 calendars
  • Set late start date for construction calendar
  • Present voting process
  • Homework
  • Bring other calendar options! E-mail them to me,
    and I will make copies for everyone!
  • Check the website!
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