LISD approves 2017-18 calendar: February conference moved to August


The Leander ISD board of trustees approved a 2017-18 calendar at their board meeting last week. 

Various calendars were presented to the board at the Jan. 19 meeting. School board members received a presentation containing results from a survey given to district principals about possible calendar changes. 

The board ended up selecting version “G.” The weeklong break in November for Thanksgiving will continue. Winter break will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and end on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 will be a staff development day.

The continuous improvement conference, also dubbed February Conference, has been moved to Aug. 17 and 18, prior to the first day of school. This change was made to lose the inconvenience these days caused both parents and students. Calendar options were created based on feedback received from principals and the public.

“The board members were getting feedback from constituents via social media and phone calls,” Veronic Sopher, former assistant superintendent of communications and government relations, said. 

Discussion regarding changes to the calendar will continue at the next board meeting.