New School Hours for 2016-2017

School Start/End Times - Effective, August 23, 2016
  Start Time End Time
Elementary Schools 7:45 a.m. 3:25 p.m.
Middle Schools 8:00 a.m. 3:55 p.m.
High Schools 8:20 a.m. 4:10 p.m. (no change)
House Bill 2610, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature in the spring of 2015, requires that public school students receive 75,600 minutes of instruction annually. Before the new law was enacted, school districts were required to provide students with 180 days of instruction annually. The change from ‘days’ to ‘minutes’ of instruction also allows school districts to compensate for minutes of instructional time lost due to school delays or closures.
To comply with the new law, Temple ISD will add 25 minutes to the school day at each elementary campus, and 20 minutes to the school day at each middle campus, beginning with the start of school on Tuesday, August 23.  There will be no change in the start/end times at the high schools. 
2015-2016 was a year filled with accomplishments both large and small throughout Temple ISD, and that was only possible with strong parent and guardian support.  Thank you for making this a great school year, and we look forward to having your children back in class on Tuesday, August 23.
If you have any questions about the changes in start/end times, please call the Temple ISD Information Line at 254-215-6886 or e-mail communications@tisd.org.
Sincerely,
Matthew LeBlanc, Temple ISD Director of Communications