Burleson ISD Becomes a District of Innovation

2017-18 School Year Calendar Approved

BURLESON, Texas (March 28, 2017) – The Burleson Independent School District (BISD) Board of Trustees approved a resolution for BISD to become a District of Innovation, giving the district greater local control and exemptions from a number of state statutes, to better serve the education needs of students. Changes were incorporated into the 2017-18 school year calendar approved at the March 27 board meeting.

A District Education Improvement Council (DEIC) composed of students, parents, teachers and others in the community developed the district of innovation plan to enhance school choice options and provide flexibility for the following:   

  • First day of instruction will begin prior to the fourth Monday of August to allow for a more balanced fall and spring semester
  • Alignment with college semesters to accommodate students taking courses during the summer
  • More instructional time before STAAR/EOC/AP exams
  • Additional training and support time for teachers
  • Flexibility for student course credits earned based on content mastery
  • Hiring the most qualified professionals with specialized experience in fields related to courses offered, such as engineering, robotics, health sciences, video game design, music, culinary arts and more.

Click here to view the 2017-18 school year calendar. Please note: The first day of instruction is August 21 and elementary schools will now release at 3 p.m.

For more information about becoming a district of innovation, click here.