The Lake Travis school board approved the 2019-2020 instructional calendar at its regular meeting December 19. The calendar was developed in coordination with the District’s Advisory Committee on Education (ACE) and input from district and campus staff.
"The development of our instructional calendar is a critical task that affects our students, staff and community," said Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster. "It is important that we recognize the ACE committee for its work and commitment during this process."
According to the new calendar, the first day of instruction will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 and the last day of instruction will be Friday, May 22, 2020. Ending the year in May allows more time for planning for summer school and college enrollment for the summer sessions. Additionally, grading periods and semesters are more equally distributed with professional development occurring at the beginning, middle, and end of the year.
"Through the work of our committee, as well as through valuable input received from our principals from campus staff, we are confident the 2019-2020 calendar provides the framework for us to best meet the instructional requirements for our students as well as the professional development needs of our teachers and staff," added Dr. Lancaster.
The school board-approved 2019-2020 instructional calendar is available on the district website, on each school website (listed under ‘Calendars’) as well as below.