Because Goose Creek CISD schools were closed because of inclement weather on May 10, the district adjusted to the school calendar for some campuses.
Since the state requires students to receive 75,600 instructional minutes during a school year, some campuses will be short of this requirement because of the district closing on May 10.
Initially, May 30 was to be an early release day with no school on May 31, but now this will only happen at the following campuses:
• All junior schools
• IMPACT Early College High School
• Peter E. Hyland Center
• Point Alternative Center
Superintendent Randal O’Brien stated May 31 will remain a teacher workday on these campuses.
All other campuses must adjust the end of the year calendar to comply with state law. These include:
• All elementary campuses
• Goose Creek Memorial High School
• Robert E. Lee High School
• Ross S. Sterling High School
• Stuart Career Tech High School
For these campuses, they will no longer have an early release on May 30 and students are expected to attend school the entire day. In addition, on May 31, students will attend school for half a day. This makes May 31 an early release day while the second half of the day is now designated as a teacher workday.
O’Brien explained this would prevent teachers from being required to work on Saturday or Monday to fulfill their contract hours.
Beth Dombrowa, district spokeswoman, said the reason students at the junior schools and non-traditional high schools will have to go to school May 30 is that they had extra time built into their instructional days.