Harlandale ISD exploring four-day workweek

A spokesperson says the new workweek is in the beginning stages and no final decision has been made yet.

SAN ANTONIO — A survey was sent to parents of the Harlandale Independent School District to allow their input on a potential four-day instructional week, according to Public Information Officer, Mariana Vieyra. 

This potential four-day week is being considered for the 2023-2024 calendar year with schedule changes that will meet continue meeting state requirements for instructional time. 

The survey is asking for parents feedback in grades including Pre-K through 12th grade. 

Vieyna says that the new workweek is in the beginning stages and no final decision has been made yet. 

Here’s what the new school week could look like according to the survey:

Calendar year – The first day of school would begin August 8th and end June 6th. After August 8th campuses would be closed on Mondays. 

Hours –  The school day would add an extra 20 minutes to each day Tuesdays through Fridays.

  • Elementary school begins at 7:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. 
  • Middle school begins at 7:55 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. 
  • High school begins at 8:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 

After school programs – Students in grades Pre-K through 5th grade will have a place to stay on Mondays with those after school programs the district works with. Here the students will be monitored by adults and engaged in activities for the day. 

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