The Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 academic calendar during the regular meeting on December 12, 2016.
The most noticeable change in the calendar is the official start date of August 21, 2017. By law, public school districts may not start the school year until the fourth Monday of August. However, since Clear Creek ISD is a District of Innovation, it is authorized to work outside certain legislative mandates, including the law that governs the start of the school year. The District of Innovation process was approved by the Legislature in 2015 to allow high performing school districts like CCISD flexibility to meet the needs of the community, flexibility already provided to public charter schools.
The calendar design and selection process began in September. Three calendar options were developed by the District Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) Calendar Subcommittee and were presented to the CCISD staff and community for input. The calendar options were posted to the District website and community and staff choices were surveyed.
Based on the DEIC’s collection of input from individual Campus Instruction Improvement Committee votes as well as input tallied from the CCISD website, the DEIC recommended calendar option one and the Board of Trustees approved the recommendation.
The 2017-2018 academic calendar can be viewed by clicking here or at www.ccisd.net. Additionally, elementary summer school dates recommended and approved by the board are as follows: June 5, 2017, teacher work day; Summer school, June 6 - June 28, 2017.