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601.1 School Calendar

Code No. 601.1


School Calendar

The District's school calendar shall accommodate the educational program of the District.  The calendar shall be for a minimum of 200 days and shall include, but need not be limited to, the days for student instruction, staff development and in service, and time for family-teacher conferences.

The academic school year for students shall be for a minimum of 180 days or 1080 hours in the school calendar.  Students requiring special education may attend school on a school calendar different from that of the regular education program consistent with their individualized education plans.  The academic school year for students shall begin no earlier each year than August 23.

The Board of Directors, in its discretion, may excuse graduating seniors from up to five days or 30 hours of instruction after the school district requirements for graduation have been met.  The Board of Directors may also excuse graduating seniors from making up days missed due to inclement weather if the student has met the school district’s graduation requirements.  

The superintendent shall have the responsibility for developing a school calendar to be recommended to the Board of Directors for approval and adoption.  The Board of Directors shall have the prerogative to amend the school calendar when the Board considers it to be in the best interests of the District.  The board shall hold a public hearing on any proposed school calendar prior to adopting the school calendar.


Date of Review:  April 9, 2018

Date of Revision:

April 9, 2018




Legal References:


256.11, 279.8, 279.10, 279.11, 280.3, 299.1, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.1