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.
- On which days during the 2023-24 school year will 226-day employees be scheduled to work, but non-226-day staff members and students will be off?
- How were the workdays listed in the above answer selected?
- My children attend Mesquite ISD schools. What if I want to be off when they are off?
- What if I have not used all of my Gold Days from the 22-23 school year by June 30, 2023?
- Can I be paid for any unused Gold Day hours?
- How many hours/days will Vacation Days be worth when the district is on summer hours?
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.
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.
- How many days off will 226-day employees receive for the 2022-23 school year/fiscal year?
- Do 226-day employees have to be off on the 21 default Gold Days marked on the 226-day calendar?
- Can 226-day employees work on Red Days if they choose?
- If I plan to be off on the default Gold Days on the 226-day calendar, is there anything I need to do?
- What should I do if I plan to work on a default Gold Day rather than take it off?
- Can I apply Gold Day hours to Blackout Days and be off on a Blackout Day without penalty?
- If I don’t use all of my Gold Day hours as time off, can I be paid for those hours at the end of the year?
- Do I have to enter all of the Gold Days I plan to use during the year into KRONOS or Aesop at one time?
- Can I work from home if I decide to work on a default Gold Day?
- Will 226-day employees always receive 25 Gold Days each fiscal year?
- Are Gold Days the same as personal days?
- NOTE: Early resignation or termination