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  • After engaging with more than 10,000 stakeholders and getting feedback from teachers and campus leaders through multiple virtual community meetings, Dallas ISD is proposing three calendar models that would provide more learning time for the students that need it the most. 

    The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the three proposed calendars during the Jan. 28 meeting that starts at 6 p.m. ICYMI: You can go back and watch when district leaders discussed the proposed calendars with trustees during the Jan. 14 briefing.

    Dallas ISD started exploring the possibility of potentially adding learning time for certain students after data showed the devastating impact the pandemic could have on students. More than 10,000 parents, teachers and community members responded to a survey asking for input, and numerous virtual forums solicited input from campus staff, district leaders and community stakeholders. Learn more here. 

    The three options being considered are:

  • Option 1: Enhanced Summer Learning

  • Option 2: An Intersession Calendar

  • Option 3: A School-Day Redesign


  • Past Meetings - Thursday, January 11, 2021, 6:30 p.m.


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  • Proposed Calendars


    We are excited to share the three calendar models for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.  The Base calendar is the default calendar and would apply to most schools if the Board were to adopt the Intercession and School Day Redesign models. The district is recommending to the Board of Trustees to adopt all three models to ensure the district has the flexibility to create more time to learn for students

    Final school sites for Intersession and School Day Redesign will be determined in February to give each potential school and community more time to digest these calendar models and engage in more discussion.  We anticipate that the majority of the district would follow the base calendar, 8-10 feeder patterns would follow Intersession, and 8-10 individual schools would do School Day Redesign.  There are two options for School Day Redesign, and participating schools would choose the one that works best for them.

    More information will be shared at the January Board Briefing on January 14 with the Board voting on the calendars on January 28.