The school day consists of the schedule of class instruction and class activities as established and sponsored by the District. The minimum school day shall meet the requirements as established for the operation of accredited schools. T
he District may also record a day of school with less than the minimum instructional hours if the total hours of instructional time for grades one through twelve in any five consecutive school days equals a minimum of thirty hours, even though any one day of school is less than the minimum instructional hours because of a staff development opportunity provided for the instructional staff or parent‐teacher conferences have been scheduled beyond the regular school day. If the total hours of instructional time for the first four consecutive days equal at least thirty hours because parent‐teacher conferences have been scheduled beyond the regular school day, the District may record zero hours of instructional time on the fifth consecutive school day as a school day. Schedule revisions and changes in time allotments will be made by the superintendent.
When the school is forced to close due to weather or other emergencies, that part of the day during which school was in session will constitute a school day. It is the responsibility of the Board to set the length of the school day and the length of the school calendar. The Board does this annually through approval of the various buildings’ handbooks.
Approved: May 4, 1990
Reviewed: May 11, 2015
Revised: July 14, 2014