The Plano ISD Board of Directors approved an academic calendar for the 2022-2023 school year at its meeting on November 3. (Community impact newspaper staff)
Plano ISD’s 2022-23 school year will begin on August 10 and end on May 26, 2023.
Plano ISD’s board of directors unanimously approved the new schedule on November 3, although director Heather Wang was absent from the meeting. The new schedule will include 84 teaching days in the first semester and 91 in the second. Classes start on a Wednesday for the first and second semesters of next year.
The district’s winter vacation next year will run from December 19, 2022 through January. January 2, 2023, followed by a staff day on January 3 and return of students on January 4.
Staff took several factors into account when developing the schedules, Lesley Range-Stanton, senior executive director of communications, told the board on October 19. These factors included community preferences, state-required 75,600 minutes of instruction, balanced semesters, testing schedules, alignment with Collin Dual credit college courses, placement and length of breaks, student activities. and graduation.
“We want to be focused on the students when we think about the schedule,” Range-Stanton said on Oct. 19.
Staff also received feedback on the draft calendars presented to council in October from the PISD Student Advisory Council, district leaders, the faculty council, representatives of district parent-teacher associations and teachers. campus leaders.
“I appreciate the changes [that were made to previous draft versions, and] I also appreciate a lot [the calendar] done so early, ”said board secretary Jeri Chambers. “Parents always ask us to do it early, so a lot of really good things have happened in terms of listening. [to feedback] and make those changes. “
PISD teachers will start the next school year with a staff development work day on August 3, 2022, and they will have four additional staff development days during the school year that will be student vacations. The district also listed April 6 and 10, both of which are holidays for students and teachers, as bad weather days in case they are needed for instruction.