New calendar makes up six lost school days

By George Garza The Vidorian


After missing fifteen days of public school instruction due to Hurricane Harvey, Vidor’s school children still must make up six days of school to meet the state’s required minimum number of instructional minutes per year. To do that without going to school on Saturday’s or adding another week and a half in June, the Vidor I.S.D. principals and staff decided to forgo five scheduled staff development days for full days of instruction instead.


They also change the early-out Friday before Spring Break to a full instructional day and made Good Friday, 2018, a half-day of instruction with an early out. Using those staff development days days, making a traditional early-out Friday before Spring Break a full day, canceling the Good Friday holiday for a half day instruction instead and using an additional 300 minutes of buffer built in to their school district calendar, the school children of Vidor I.S.D. will meet the minimum state required instructional minutes to complete a successful school year. All without cutting into their traditional Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break holidays.


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