New school hours announced for 2017-18

The 2017-18 school year will bring with it new school hours for Garland ISD. Adjusted start and end times meet a change in legislation regarding required minutes of instruction per year.

The approved district calendar also features additional staff development days for teachers to plan, train, review data and collaborate. Students will start 2017-18 on Aug. 28 and end their classes June 8. Winter Break will also be observed Dec. 18-Jan. 1, and Spring Break will take place March 12-16. View more important dates, as well as new school hours and frequently asked questions, on the Academic Calendar web page.

GISD's Calendar Committee, which includes teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and parents, helped draft the proposed schedule. Input was also gathered from the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, Region 10 ESC and several area school districts.