The Mount Pleasant Independent School District Board of Trustees adopted the 2017-2018 school calendar at the March 27 meeting.

Classes on MPISD classes will start Monday, August 21, 2017. Teachers will return on Monday, August 7 for two weeks of Staff Development and a Workday.

Thanksgiving Break will be from Monday, November 20 through Friday, November 24.

Christmas Break will begin on Thursday, December 21, Staff will return on Friday, January 5, 2018 for Staff Development while students will return on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Spring Break will be from Monday, March 12, 2018 through Friday, March 16, 2018.

Second semester will end on Thursday, May 24, 2018 barring any bad weather days.

“Becoming a District of Innovation has given us back some local control and allows us to set our start day one week earlier than what the state requires,” explained MPISD Director of Communication Dr. Judi Saxton. “This will allow our first semester to end before Christmas Break and for us to be out of school before Memorial Day. Our teachers had a great deal of say in the development of this calendar, in fact voting on the version that was presented to the Board.”