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Gold Days

The information on this page applies to 226-day employees only.

Gold Days Ending After 2022-23 School Year

In July 2022, Mesquite ISD initiated Gold days, a new program designed to provide 226-day employees additional flexibility with their time off. Gold Days gave 226-day employees the option to work on school holidays so that they could use that time off elsewhere during the year. After careful evaluation and consideration, it is evident that Gold Days are not optimal for all departments and all 226-day employee roles. As a result, Mesquite ISD will end the Gold Days program on June 30, 2023. 

Effective July 1, 2023, non-duty/vacation days will return for all 226-day employees. All 226-day employees will see 75 hours (the equivalent of 10 workdays) in their vacation “bucket” in KRONOS. Employees may use these hours at their discretion and with supervisor approval. Note that blackout days do not apply to 226-day employees.

226-day employees must work 226 days during the year. Because MISD added several holidays to the regular school calendar over the past couple of years, it is not possible for 226-day employees to be off on all school holidays and still work their required number of contract/calendar days. School holidays that are workdays for 226-day employees are shown with an asterisk (*) on the school calendar. 226-day employees will have fewer holidays than campus staff members, but as mentioned above, they will have 10 non-duty/vacation days to use at their discretion during the 2023-24 school/fiscal year. 

Note that while non-duty/vacation day hours for the entire year appear in an employee’s accrual balances on July 1, non-duty/vacation days are earned throughout the year and prorated accordingly. 



For the 2022-23 school year, there was a separate calendar for 226-day employees indicating which days are Gold Days. (See the 226-day calendar below.) There is not a separate calendar for 226-day employees for the 2023-24 school year.

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The following information regarding Gold Days applies to the 2022-23 fiscal year only.
Gold Days will not continue beyond the 2022-23 fiscal year. Any Gold Days not used by June 30, 2023, will roll over to the 2023-24 school year and expire Dec. 31, 2023.

Click on the image below to view an online presentation explaining how the 226-Day Employee Calendar and Gold Days work.

image of Gold Days presentation

Understanding Contract, Red and Gold Days

FAQs for 2022-23