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SCHOOLS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •C HISD’s post-Harvey calendar cuts early dismissal days Houston ISD has adopted a new 2017-18 calendar, adding back class time lost from Hurricane Harvey. The revised calendar, approved by ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� days usually used for professional development but keeps holidays intact. It’s part of the administration’s solution to compensate for the two to four weeks students have missed due to damage to schools and losses by families, faculty ������������������������������������������ Most schools resumed classes on Sept. 11, with a few — including Bellaire High School — opening Sept. 18, and another group on Sept. 25. The Texas Education Agency granted HISD a waiver for nine days of the missed time, but the schools starting September 18 will have 25 minutes added to their school day during �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� which already has an extended day), and those starting Sept. 25 will have 55


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