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    • District Advisory Team Calendar Subcommittee Meeting http://bit.ly/dvisddatcal November 18, 2013 DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Agenda I. Welcome II. Roles & Responsibilities of Subcommittee III. Process for Selecting Calendar IV. Timeline V. Guiding Principles VI. Facilitator Selection VII. 2014-2015 Draft Calendars VIII. Conclusion DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Subcommittee Roles & Responsibilities The Calendar Subcommittee is responsible for: • planning the 2014-2015 DVISD Calendar • meeting regularly with subcommittee • preparing 3 viable calendar options • presenting calendar options to DAT committee members and other constituents DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Process for Selecting Calendar Planning Phase During the planning phase, the Calendar Subcommittee will: • review calendars from other districts • review previous Del Valle ISD calendars • review state waivers and TEA mandates, such as protecting the number of student instructional days prepare 3 calendar options DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Process for Selecting Calendar Con’t. Selection Phase During the selection phase, the Calendar Subcommittee will: • create an electronic survey for district staff, parents, and community members to vote for their preferred calendar option • summarize the results of the public survey • present the 3 calendar options and survey results to the District Advisory Team • have the DAT members vote for their preferred calendar option • summarize the results of the DAT member’s ballots • consider all input in developing the recommended option that goes to the Board of Trustees • present the 2014-2015 Del Valle ISD Calendar to the Board of Trustees DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Timeline November 2013 – December 2013 (Planning Phase) • Committee will meet to begin planning phase. December 2013 – January 2013 (Selection Phase) Tuesday, December 10th - Tuesday, December 17th (Public Voting Time Period) • District staff, parents, and community members will be invited to review the three options; vote for their preferred option via electronic survey; and submit comments, questions and concerns about the three calendar options. January 13th – (DAT Meeting) • The Calendar Subcommittee will present the 3 options and survey results to the DAT members. • The DAT members will review the survey results and vote for their preferred calendar option. January 21st – (School Board Meeting) • The recommended 2014-2015 Del Valle ISD Calendar option will go before the Board of Trustees DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Guiding Principles 1. We believe in maximizing the number of student instructional days (keep 178 days to protect instructional time) 2. We value the opportunity to provide ongoing quality professional development for our teachers through early release days while still protecting instructional days 3. We value making decisions for holidays, including spring break, that supports our faculty, staff, student attendance 4. We believe in balancing the curriculum into two even semesters 5. We believe that our faculty, staff, parents, and community should have the option to vote on calendar choices 6. We believe in supporting new teachers with adequate and sufficient professional development before the first instructional day and throughout the school year DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Calendar Creation Rules & Regulations First Day of School- Students may not start school prior to the 4th Monday of August. Instructional Days – Students are required to have 180 instructional days. • Districts may request a waiver for up to 5 days in the school calendar year for staff development. • Students in Del Valle ISD had 177 instructional days in 2013-2014. • There were three staff development days. 187 day contract year- 180 days must be allocated during the school calendar year. Seven days may be allocated before and/or after the school calendar year. DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Calendar Creation Rules & Regulations Con’t. Early Release days- The 2013-2014 calendar had 3 early release days. A district may not have more than six. • These days may provide additional training in education methodologies and /or to provide time to meet the needs of student and local communities. • Districts and charter schools may shorten the student instructional day to release school: to conduct teacher collaboration or planning, to conduct teacher parent conferences, release prior to a holiday, game playoff or local school related activities. DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Calendar Creation Rules & Regulations Con’t. Staff Development – General This expedited waiver allows the district and charter schools to train staff on various educational strategies designed to improve student performance in lieu of a maximum of three days of student instruction. Districts and charter schools may request up to a maximum of three days for general staff development in lieu of student instruction. Staff Development - Subject Areas This expedited waiver allows the district and charter schools to request up to two days to conduct additional staff training for reading/ language arts, mathematics, science and/or social studies training one day per subject in lieu of student instruction for two days. DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Facilitator Selection/Draft Calendars Election of DAT Subcommittee Facilitator Draft Calendars • Draft A • Draft B • Draft C DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
    • Conclusion DEL VALLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT