MISD Updates Calendar After Inclement Weather

After inclement weather, MISD revises their calendar.

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After inclement weather, MISD revises their calendar.

Jonah Pedroza, Staff Writer

Following a week shut down because of weather, Mansfield ISD announced changes to the academic calendar. To accommodate for the snowstorm in February, the district extended the 4th six weeks by one week. Because of this, the fifth and sixth six weeks were also pushed back. The district will use April 5 as a normal school day. The day was previously a bad weather make-up day. Students will now have an early release day on April 16 rather than April 9. The remainder of the calendar will be the same. 

“The calendar adjustment is due to the change in the six weeks – April 16 is now the last day of the fifth six weeks, not the ninth,” Principal Shelly Butler said. “The half day on the 16th will be used by teachers to reconcile their attendance and grades.”

MISD will request a waiver to not make up the other lost days from the Texas Education Agency. Biology teacher Arlevia Davis optimizes the time given to make up for the lost class time.

“Being a tested subject, I need as much time as possible to teach the material that will be on the STAAR,” Mrs. Davis said. “I have to be very careful with instructional time and possibly speed up the delivery of material.”