- The District Advisory Committee, formed of representatives from each campus and community members, narrowed down the calendars to two drafts. Committee members took calendars to their respective campuses and received feedback. The draft calendars were also presented to principals and the instructional specialist. Feedback from these sources was then condensed into one draft calendar.
- When drafting Instructional Calendars, considerations are given to: start/end dates, federal holidays, state testing dates, days in each semester, professional development dates, early dismissal dates, bad weather make up days, the surrounding district calendars, spring break, and summer school.
- All public schools are mandated by the Texas Education Agency to begin school the 4th Monday in August.
- This year, the DAC is also requesting the use of state waivers in order to create staff development days to better serve the students of Hutto ISD.
Administrative Considerations for 2015-16 Calendar:
Because Hutto ISD values observing Veterans Day, Nov. 11, as a school holiday, enhancing parent-teacher communication by observing a full day dedicated to Parent-Teacher conferences in October, and keeping the last day of school as early in June as possible without rolling over to the second week, the following calendar has been approved (it is important to note, by law, school districts may not start school before the 4th Monday in August):
- The first day of school will be Aug. 24, 2015.
- Thanksgiving holiday will be observed Wed., Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
- Veterans Day holiday will be observed, Wed., Nov. 11.
- Christmas Break will be observed Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
- Spring Break will be March 14-18, 2016.
- The last day of school is June 1, 2016.
The Hutto ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2015-16 school year district calendar at its March 2015 regular meeting.