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BISD tweaks 2012-13 calendar

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

The Bandera ISD staff continues to work on the 2012-2013 school year calendar as feedback comes in from parents, teachers, administrators and legislation.

The Texas Education Code 25.0811 now requires the first day of instruction to begin on the fourth Monday of August, so BISD students will start the school year on Monday, August 27.

Due to a request from the Bandera High School Campus Improvement Committee, the calendar was adjusted so that graduation falls on a Friday.

A Friday evening graduation provides a more convenient schedule for family and friends to attend the event. That date change would require an additional holiday to accommodate the change. As a result, a student-teacher holiday has been added to the calendar for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, on Presidents' Day.

The proposed calendar is available on the district's website.