CANUTILLO, Texas -- The Canutillo Independent School District at a special board meeting on Tuesday decided to make a considerable change to how their school year operates.
The vote was unanimous at 7-0 with the CISD board passing a plan to switch over to a 'year-round' academic calendar.
School board members said the change will shorten the summer vacation, but also adds in a fall break for staff and students.
Multiple school administrators said that the idea for the change came from the Texas Education Agency, adding that the TEA recommended the change so El Paso area schools can be more aligned with the rest of the state.
It was a proposal that had been talked about for several years but had recently gained significant steam as a means to get things back on track following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the El Paso Independent School District will vote on their own calendar change June 16, and Ysleta Idepdendent School District will do the same on June 17.