The school calendar will accommodate the education program of the District. The school calendar shall be for a minimum of two-hundred (200) days and include, but not be limited to, the days for student instruction, staff development, in-service days and teacher conferences.
The academic school year for students is for a minimum of one-hundred and eighty (180) days or one thousand eighty (1080) hours in the school calendar. The academic school year for students may begin on August 23rd or the first date allowable under state law. Employees may be required to report to work at the District prior to this date.
Special education students may attend school on a school calendar different from that of the regular education program consistent with their Individualized Education Program.
The Board, in its discretion, may excuse graduating seniors from up to five (5) days of instruction after the District requirements for graduation have been met. The Board may also excuse graduating seniors from making up days missed due to inclement weather if the student has met the District’s graduation requirements.
It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to develop the school calendar for recommendation, approval, and adoption by the Board annually.
The Board may amend the official school calendar when the Board considers the change to be in the best interests of the District’s education program. The Board reserves the right to request a waiver for an early start date with the Department of Education.
Reviewed: FY 2016-2017 August 15, 2016