2015-2016 School Year Calendar Updated; Classes Begin 8/13

posted Jun 14, 2015, 1:55 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Jun 14, 2015, 1:57 PM ]
School Calendar
On 5/18/2015, the BPSD Board of Education voted and approved to change the start date for the coming 2015-2016 school year.   The first day of classes will now be Thursday, August 13.  This extra day will give our teachers a little more time to prepare their classrooms after construction and moves over the summer.

Fall Break was consequently reconfigured. See the online 2015-2016 Academic Year Calendar(also attached at the end of this post).


  • Previously classes were going to start on Wednesday, August 12 and Fall Break was going to consist of a staff inservice day on Thursday, October 15 and no school on Friday, October 16 and Monday, October 19.
  • There is a concern that teachers will need additional time to move into and set up classrooms, computer labs, etc. since over 200 teachers will be changing classrooms:
    • Central Middle School will be moving into the former Madison Middle School building for a year while Central is remodeled.
    • The former Mid-High will be converted into Madison Middle School.
    • Almost all high school teachers are moving around in or moving into Bartlesville High School as it reconfigures to serve grades 9-12 instead of only grades 11-12.
  • Consequently the October 15 staff inservice day was shifted to August 12. Staff will now report for orientation and professional development starting on Monday, August 10 while classes will begin on Thursday, August 13.
  • Fall Break will not include a staff inservice day, but merely consist of no school on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16.
District Webmaster,
Jun 14, 2015, 1:57 PM