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601.2 School Day

Code No. 601.2



For a 180 day calendar the student school day for grades kindergarten through twelve shall consist of a minimum of six hours, not including the lunch period.  The school day consists of the schedule of class instruction and class activities as established and sponsored by the District.  Schedule modifications will be made by the superintendent.  For a 180 day calendar, time during which students are released from school for family/teacher conferences shall be counted as part of the student's instructional time.  The minimum school day shall meet the requirements as established for the operation of accredited schools, and shall consist of a schedule as recommended by the superintendent and approved by the Board.  Schedule revisions and changes in time allotments will be made by the superintendent.

When 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.  For a 180 day calendar year, the District may also record a day of school with less than the minimum instructional hours if the total hours of instructional time for all 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 as otherwise permitted by law.  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 school District may record zero hours of instructional time on the fifth consecutive school day as a school day.


Date of Review:  April 9, 2018


Date of Revision:

September 15, 2014


Legal References:


256.7(19), 256.11, 279.8, 279.10, 279.11, 299.1, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.1