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  • Extended School Year

  • The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees on Jan. 28 adopted three calendars for the next two school years, with the majority of schools set to have a traditional calendar (see the traditional calendar).

    Schools that had support from families, teachers and campus staff are working to rethink the school year. Research shows the pandemic could seriously impact students academically, and an extended school year calendar helps make sure students get the extra support needed to stay on a path to success. Meanwhile, teachers and campus staff who work at a school with an extended year can make a considerably higher annual compensation that counts toward retirement.

    Forty-one schools have confirmed an intersession calendar, which adds five "intersession" weeks to the school year. See the list of schools here. During intersession weeks, up to 50% of students at participating campuses will come to school for targeted enrichment & remediation.

    Five schools–Maple Lawn Elementary, H.I. Holland Elementary School at Lisbon, Edna Rowe Elementary School, Thomas J. Rusk Middle School and Boude Storey Middle School– have confirmed a “School Day Redesign” calendar.