Since the Texas Legislature amended the Texas Education Code in 2015 to require districts to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction instead of 180 days of instruction, the AISD calendar update has included enough minutes so students would not have to make up operational time lost in the event schools are closed due to inclement weather or other reason. The 2017-2018 calendar includes 76,650 minutes of operation, which is 1,050 minutes – the equivalent of two-plus days – more than what is required, which allows the district to release students early if not needed.
Since schools have not been closed this year, the AISD will release students two days early, on June 1. May 31 and June 1 will be exams and early dismissal for secondary schools, and June 1 will be early dismissal for elementary students. However, if schools need to be canceled for any reason later this spring, students may need to attend one or both of those days. Campuses and district staff will be revising end-of-year activities accordingly.
Please note that this applies only to students. Teacher and staff work days will not change.