‘Educators are feeling overwhelmed’
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Students of Aldine ISD will be given an unexpected break the next three weeks. The district’s superintendent announced that Aldine ISD’s board has approved an adjustment to the 2021-22 academic calendar.
Starting Jan. 28, and for three straight Fridays, the district will transition from their regular schedule to Student Holidays/ Staff Planning Days. With the updated academic calendar, the three Student Holidays/Staff Planning Days will be Friday, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11.
All campus-based staff will report to their school, while students will not be required to make up the three days.
The district’s move comes centered around the desire to give students a better learning experience amid issues with staff shortages and the pandemic. In an online message spelling out the change, the superintendent noted increased workloads for staff and teacher shortages due to COVID-19.