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Calendar Update
At the December 11 RISD Board meeting, staff presented community feedback received to date on the two options under consideration for the 2018-19 student academic calendar, Option A and Option B. Trustees began discussing calendar options in November. To summarize, Option A starts school three instructional days earlier, on Wednesday, August 15, while ending earlier, before Memorial Day. Option B is closer to the current calendar and starts school on Monday, August 20, while ending May 31.

Feedback from parents and employees thus far has favored Option B, about 60% to 40%. Staff gathered and presented additional information at the request of trustees, including:

  • When comparing the RISD options with other area districts that have draft calendars, start dates in surrounding school districts vary between August 15 and August 27. Allen, Frisco, McKinney & Plano are considering start dates on August 15 (consistent with RISD Option A.) Dallas ISD is considering a start date of August 20. (consistent with RISD Option B). Winter and Spring breaks being considered in other districts are consistent with the breaks in both RISD options.
  • Under both options, classes would resume after Winter Break on January 8, and staff confirmed that RISD would be able to offer a child care option to families the first week of January through the district xPlore Program.
  • Trustees discussed the instructional advantages of Option A through a more balanced number of instructional days in each semester and more days for instruction before state assessments are given, whereas Option B has more second semester days.

Feedback will continue to be gathered and Trustees are expected to vote to adopt the 2018-19 Student Academic Calendar in January.

Stakeholders can provide calendar feedback by emailing risd@risd.org.

 
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Student Transportation
RISD has been considering options and next steps related to transportation services for students after voters decided to dissolve current student transportation provider Dallas County Schools, effective next school year. After consideration of securing a different third party vendor to provide transportation to RISD students, RISD staff is recommending that student transportation be fully operated by RISD beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

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GPA & Rank Committee Listening Tour Underway
RISD’s GPA & Rank Committee is holding public meetings in each quadrant of the district. The group — comprised of students, teachers, parents, counselors, and building and central office administrators — is chaired by Dr. Todd Kettler, Asst. Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. Discussion has focused on equity and fairness related to RISD class rank and GPA procedures at the secondary level.

Meeting Dates
Dec. 5 – Richardson HS Library, 6 p.m.
Dec. 6 – Pearce HS Library, 6 p.m.
Dec. 11 – Berkner HS Library, 6 p.m.
Dec. 13 – Lake Highlands HS Library, 6 p.m.

Employees and parents are welcome to attend, ask questions and make suggestions.

 
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Watch – Update on Bond 2016 Projects
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Bond 2016 projects and construction continue across RISD. Check out a brief video updating the latest work.

 
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  • December
  • January
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December 4
Regular Board Meeting
December 5
GPA Rank Committee Listening Tour
Richardson HS Library, 6 p.m.
December 6
GPA Rank Committee Listening Tour
Pearce HS Library, 6 p.m.
December 11
Board Work Session
December 11-15
Exams Week, No Evening Events
December 11
GPA Rank Committee Listening Tour
Berkner HS Library, 6 p.m.
December 13
GPA Rank Committee Listening Tour
Lake Highlands HS Library, 6 p.m.
December 15
Grading Period Ends (35 days)
December 18-29
Winter Break
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January 1-2
Winter Break
January 3
Second Semester Begins
January 8
Regular Board Meeting and Work Session
January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 16
Student Holiday/Staff Development
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