Cypress, TX News – School Board Approves 2015-16 Instructional Calendar

Cypress, TX News (January 21, 2015) - The Cy-Fair ISD Board of Trustees recently approved the Calendar Committee’s recommendation for the 2015-2016 instructional calendar during its regularly scheduled meeting.

House Bill 1 (79th Texas Legislature) mandates that instruction for the school year may not begin before the fourth Monday in August. For the 2015-2016 instructional year, the earliest start date is Aug. 24—which will serve as the first day of school.

In the fall of 2014, a 38-member district calendar committee was organized with broad-based representation, including teachers, parents, campus administrators and district support staff.

The committee met to discuss various components of developing the instructional calendar before arriving at a consensus for the following calendar recommendation to be presented to the Board of Trustees:

  • students begin school on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015;
  • Labor Day, Sept. 7, is a student/staff holiday;
  • the calendar has a five-day Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 23-27);
  • an 11-day winter break is scheduled for students (Dec. 21-Jan. 4);
  • a one-week spring break is scheduled for March 14-18;
  • Good Friday, March 25, is a student/staff holiday;
  • The school year will end on June 1, 2016; and
  • Feb. 15 and June 2, 2016 are designated as inclement weather makeup days.

Start and end dates for the 2015-2016 school year are contingent upon potential legislative action in the 84th Texas Legislative session. View the approved 2015-2016 Calendar here.