|AR||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||Common Statewide Spring Break|
Sets a common, statewide Spring Break holiday. Specifies holiday will begin on the 38th week of the school year.
|WA||Permanent Rules 12/2012||P-12||Waivers for 180 day school year|
WAC 180-18-040, 050
The Washington state board of education (SBE) is considering the adoption of criteria governing requests for waivers from the statutory requ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Instructional Time Task Force|
S.F. 2284 - Division X
This section requires the director of the Department of Education to appoint members to a school instructional time task force. The task for...
|LA||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Louisiana Seat Time Waiver|
LAC 28:CXV.907 and 1103
Amends §907, "Secondary Class Times and Carnegie Credit," and §1103, "Compulsory Attendance" to accommodate the newly developed Louisiana Se...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Increased Learning Time|
Provides that the public school system should provide and encourage increased learning time for increased instructional time, opportunities ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Full-Year School Plan|
Provides that if certain specified schools remain on academic watch status for two years, subject to the availability of federal appropriati...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Length of School Year|
Establishes a minimum number of hours for student instruction. Sets the hours at 425 hours per year for kindergarten pupils, 935 hours for ...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Calendar Reduction for 2011-12 School Year|
A.B. 114 - School Calendar Reduction for 2011-12 School Year
Adds new Section 46201.3 to specify (only if subdivision (c) of Section 3.94 of the Budget Act of 2011 is operative) that for the 2011–12 sc...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Exception to School Start Date|
Permits a district to begin instruction before the fourth Monday of August at a single campus or at not more than 20% of campuses in the dis...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Year|
Under existing law, each school district is required to schedule and provide annually a minimum of 180 days of school and a charter school i...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Closures|
Prohibits charging a teacher with a day of leave for any day on which the teacher's school or school district is closed because of natural d...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Study Length of School Year|
Establishes a Blue Ribbon Task Force to study the length of the school year, cost of implementation, current cost of remediation, effects cu...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Length of Instructional Year|
Excludes multi-track public schools from the 180-day school year requirement. Repeals provision requiring the 180-day instructional year to ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Remediation|
H.B. 192 - Remediation
Extends for 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years a provision waiving the state from specified reimbursement for additional days of instruction f...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Middle School Program|
H.B. 192 - Middle School Program
Amends grade configurations and other criteria that qualify schools for participation in the middle school program. Repeals provision requir...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Definition of Length of School Year|
Provides that the number of days in the school year may be defined by the department of education in rules which specify an equivalent numbe...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Calendar|
Requires each board of education to adopt a school calendar with a minimum of either 180 days or 1,000 hours of instruction covering at leas...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||School Calendar|
S.B. 1256--School Calendar
Amends Arizona Revised Statute Section 15-802 to state that if a child attends a school that is operated on a year-round basis, the child sh...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Exception to Single School Calendar for All Schools|
Provides that the single school calendar for all public schools does not apply to schools designated by the board of education in furtheranc...
|OH||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Calamity Days|
To amend sections 3313.482, 3314.08, and 3317.01 of the Revised Code to excuse up to five, instead of three, calamity days for the 2010-2011...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Emergency Closures|
Provides that if a public school or district remains closed or provides less than a full day of instruction because of severe weather or oth...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Veterans' Day|
Directs public schools to conduct exercises in honor of Armistice Day (Veterans' Day).
|KS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School for the Deaf and Blind|
Allows the School for the Blind to conduct training programs year round. Current law does not prohibit the School for the Deaf from conducti...
|CA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Shortening School Year by 5 Days|
S.B. 70 - Sec. 46201.2
Extends through 2014-15 school year the provision allowing a school district, county office of education or charter school to shorten its in...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Studying Extended School Year|
Directs the interim Senate Committee on Education and the interim House Committee on Education to jointly study issues relevant to the adopt...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Lost Instructional Days|
H.B. 427 - Lost Instructional Days
Section 2: Permits the commissioner of education to grant up to the equivalent of 10 instructional days for school years 2010-11 and 2011-12...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||"Good Cause" Waiver from post-Labor Day Opening|
Adds to the ''good cause" circumstances for which school divisions may be granted a waiver from the post-Labor Day school opening schedule a...
|MS||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Exemption from Minimum School Calendar|
Exempts certain school districts from the requirement to operate schools for the minimum of 180 days in the event of extreme weather conditi...
|VA||Issued 02/2011||P-12||Efficacy of Year-Round Schools|
Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the efficacy of year-round schools, specifically reviewing: (i) the Board...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Scheduling First Day of School|
Allows districts flexibility in establishing first day of school, to be on or after the Monday of the 24 week in which August 19 falls; (ii)...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Common Spring Break|
Extends through the 2013 school year the term and duties of the advisory committe on common spring break.
|HI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Restoring Instructional Days for 2010-11 School Year|
Appropriates Hawaii hurricane relief fund moneys to make funds available to restore instructional days for the 2010-11 school year if an agr...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Exempts private schools approved by the department of education's division of special education prescribed in the pupil's individualized edu...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Race to the Top Legislation - Innovative School Scheduling Models|
Requires the state board of education to explore the use of innovative school scheduling models, including extended year, year-round schooli...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Instructional Time Adjustments|
As enacted, allows local education agencies greater flexibility in extending the school day in order to offset days used for professional de...
|CA||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2010||P-12||Reducing Instructional Days without Incurring Penalties|
Title 5 CCR Sections 19824, 19851, 19854
Amends three sections of the audit guide to bring the regulations into conformance with legislation enacted effective July 28, 2009 (Assembl...
|Vetoed 03/2010||P-12||County School Calendar Committee|
Requires each county superintendent to create a county school calendar committee to develop multiple school calendar options for presentatio...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Waiving Post Labor Day Start Requirement|
Provides that a requirement that the school calendar begin after Labor Day may be waived by the Board of Education, provided the school boar...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Draft Model Academic Year Calendars|
Establishes a working group of K-12 school officials, primarily superintendents and career and technical education directors, to prepare dra...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||School Start Date|
S.B. 253/H.B. 557
Relates to opening of the school year; provides that the requirement that the school calendar begin after Labor Day may be waived by the Boa...
|WV||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||School Calendar/Guarantee 180 Days of Instruction|
Requires county boards to adopt contingency plans designed to guarantee one hundred eighty separate days of instruction for students and to ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Harvey Milk Day|
Provides that the Governor proclaims May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day and would designate that date as having special significance in ...
|WA||Rule Adoption 09/2009||P-12||Learning Improvement|
WAC 392-140-950, -956, -961, -962
Reduces the number of state-funded learning improvement days from two to one for the 2009-10 school year and thereafter. Makes housekeeping ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Holidays, Inservice and Parent-Teacher Conference Days|
Amends provisions concerning average daily attendance under the state aid formula. Makes changes with respect to days that are used for an i...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|Moment of Silence on Veterans' Day|
Provides that if a public school, university, or community college holds any type of event at the institution on November 11, Veterans' Day,...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Funding Advisory Council|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereaf...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Flexible School Day Program Courses|
Relates to optional flexible school day program courses offered by school districts to enable students to earn course credit under certain c...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School term|
S.B. 291- School Flex Program Attendance
Allows a school term for students participating in a school flex program as established in section 160.539 to consist of a combination of ac...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Minimum Length of School Days/Year|
S.B. 291 - School Calendar
Defines "school term" as a minimum of 174 school days for schools with a 5-day school week or a minimum of 142 school days, as that term
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Waivers for Makeup Days|
Provides that in the event of a natural disaster or serious outbreak of illness affective or endangering students or staff during a school y...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Inclement Weather Days|
Modifies the number of school days to be made up due to inclement weather.
|ME||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Annual School Calendar|
Directs the Department of Education to provide by rule for a school calendar that is based upon a minimum annual number of hours that is equ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Authorization of Four-Day School Week|
Allows districts to provide the equivalent of a 180-day school year. Provides that beginning in the 2010-11 school year, schools may be clos...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Instructional Days|
H.B. 1400 - Calendar Section
For 2009-10, requries 180 days in the calendar, with 173 days used for instruction. Three must be used for holidays; up to two must be used ...
|OK||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Component of the Six-Year Plan|
Requires all schools to complete the self-examination on their use of school time and assess the amount of time spent on quality instruction...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Length of the School Year|
Changes length of the school year from 180 days to 1,080 hours each school year. Limits professional activities to no more than 30 hours eac...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Make Up Days|
Relates to inclusion of five make-up days for days lost due to exceptional or emergency circumstances in each school district's academic cal...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Clarifies Length of School Day|
Clarifies the school year and length of school day. Kindergarten, for half-day programs, two and one-half hours per day or, for full-day pro...
|AR||To governor 03/2009||P-12||Veteran's Day|
Encourages Schools to raise awareness of the sacrifices that veterans have made for our country by having a school assembly to commemorate v...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Common Spring Break Within Districts|
Establishes a common spring break for all state public schools in each school district.
|KY||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Approval of Innovative Alternative School Calendars|
702 KAR 7:130
Specifies that the commissioner of education will approve a district's request for approval of an innovative alternative school calendar pro...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||After school programs|
Repeals a provision of the After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002 that makes a continuous annual appropriation to the Departm...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Year-Round School Grant Program|
Provides for the phase out of the Year-Round School Grant Program by reducing the grant amounts each fiscal year until a specified fiscal ye...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Weather-related and Other School Closures|
Provides that if, during any school day, a school district closes one or more school buildings due to a condition beyond the control of the ...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||After school program|
Relates to the After School Education and Safety Program Act which requires that each component of a program established pursuant to the act...
|OK||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||SIX-YEAR COMPREHENSIVE LOCAL EDUCATION PLAN|
Proposes rules to require all schools to complete the self-examination on their use of school time and to assess the amount of time spent on...
|KY||Adopted 06/2008||P-12||Approval of Innovative Alternative School Calendars|
702 KAR 7:130
Establishes uniform procedures for approval of innovative alternative school calendars. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/702/007/130reg.htm...
|WV||Adopted 06/2008||P-12||Changes to Policy 2510|
Title 126, Series 42
From the introduction to the adopted rules:
"Revisions were needed in Policy 2510 to allow local school districts greater flexibility in th...
|AL||Adopted 05/2008||P-12||Graduation Requirements and Other Changes|
Increases the minimum number of teaching days in the school year from 175 to 180 (in compliance with 2003 S.B. 4). Permits secondary school ...
|OK||Adopted 05/2008||P-12||Parent-Teacher Conference Days|
Amends rules to clarify and limit the number of parent-teacher conference days that can be counted for attendance purposes as regular school...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2007||P-12||Penalty for Inducing Panic; Calamity Days|
Increases the penalty for inducing panic to a felony of the second degree when a school or an institution of higher education is involved; p...
Requires an applicant school district for new construction to submit to the State Allocation Board a one-time report of existing school buil...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Special Committee to Study the Calendar|
Creates special committee to study traditional school calendar. Expires February 1, 2008.
|NH||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Year|
Revises the definitions of standard school, elementary school, high school, and the number of days of school.
|VT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Uniform Statewide School Calendar|
Directs the commissioner of education to announce a uniform statewide school calendar each year. Creates a "calendar committee" to develop a...
|WA||Adopted 06/2007||P-12||School Closures & Emergency Proclamations|
Emergency rule concerning school closures during states of emergency; indicates that when a school district is closed in a county in which a...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Alternative Schedules|
Expands the circumstances under which a school district in a county whose population is 100,000 or more may apply for an alternative schedul...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Instructional Hours Requirement|
Revises the requirement for instructional hours in school code to conform to school aid act. The bill would delete provisions in the Revised...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Length of the School Year|
S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3313.48
Changes school year from not less than 182 days to 455 hours (for half-day kindergarten; 910 hours for full-day kindergarten); 910 hours for...
|TX||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Optional Extended Year Program|
19 TAC 2.105.AA.105.1001
Amends rules relating to the optional extended year program for students in kindergarten through grade eleven who are identified as likely n...
|SD||Active 05/2006||P-12||Start of School Year Date Restrictions|
Measure 3 (V. 6)
(Initiated Measure 3) Restricts the start of a regular school term prior to the last day of August. On 11/07/2006 Ballot.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Start of School Year|
H.B. 7087 (Section 11)
Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, the opening date for schools in Florida districts may not be earlier than 14 days before Labor Day...
|WI||Vetoed 04/2006||P-12||Minimum Hours in School Year|
Eliminates provision that school year include 180 school days. Replaces with provisions defining school year as minimum hours of instructio...
|SC||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Calendar|
Adds new Section 59-1-425. Authorizes local boards to establish an annual school calendar. The statutory school term is one hundred ninet...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Reporting of Hours of Direct Pupil Instruction|
Act No. 252
Current law requires at least 437 hours of direct pupil instruction in kindergarten, at least 1,050 hours of direct pupil instruction in gra...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Reduced Aid for Reduced Days|
S.B. 66, H.B. 349
Relates to reduction of state aid when the length of the school term is below 180 days or 990 hours; provides for a declared state of emerge...
|LA||Signed into law 11/2005||P-12||Minimum School Year|
Exempts schools from minimum 180-day school year for the 2005-2006 school year. Authorizes the state board of education to adopt rules for ...
|LA||Signed into law 11/2005||P-12||Minimum Instructional Time|
Waives minimum instructional time requirements in the 2005-2006 school year for any city, parish, or other local public school or district t...
|Required Annual Calendar for Schools and Colleges|
Each district school board, each community college district board of trustees, and each university board of trustees must adopt an annual ca...
|RI||Adopted 09/2005||P-12||Length of the School Day|
Sections 1 to 7
Establishes rules governing the length of the school day. Outlines requirements, and compliance for the length of elementary and secondary s...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2005||Postsec.||Observance of Veterans Day for California State University|
An act to add Section 89005.7 to the Education Code, relating to the California State University. Requires every campus of the California St...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Study of Start/End School Year Dates|
Requires the select oversight committee on education to examine and study the dates for starting and ending the school year in public school...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Athletic Competitions That Impact Testing Dates|
From bill analysis: Prohibits University Interscholastic League (UIL) area, regional, or state competitions from being held the week of, or ...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||AN ACT to give FLEXIBILITY to make up instructional days missed during the 2004‑2005 school year|
If, due to inclement weather, a local board of education complies with this subdivision by scheduling 1,000 hours of instruction on less tha...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Instructional Support and Enhancement|
Senate Bill 94 eliminates a requirement that activities on instructional support and enhancement (ISE) days be scheduled in a certain order....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
S.B. 1044 (sections 14-15)
Repeals provision that notation must be made on a student's transcript to indicate each special education class included on the transcript. ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Elections|
Includes the day of primary elections as a day in which schools are closed. http://lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/05RS/SB7.htm...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Flexibility In School Calendar|
Relates to Flexibility in school calendar and PIRD.
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Legislative Task Force|
Creates a legislative task force to examine the effect of school calendars on Kentucky's tourism industry and the potential effect that chan...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Instructional School Day Reconfiguration|
Relates to reconfiguration of instructional days by school districts.
|NV||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Scheduling contingent school days|
This bill provides a school district with various methods for scheduling the
contingent school days. The school district may schedule the 3 ...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 10/2004||P-12||School Calendar|
NAC 387.120, .140
Relates to school calendars.NEVADA REG 3637 (SN)
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Kindergarten Scheduling|
Authorizes a school district that is implementing an early primary program to maintain kindergarten classes at different school sites within...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Concept 6 Program|
Commencing with the 2004-05 school year, bars a school district from operating a Concept 6 program unless the district operated such program...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Districts: Four-Day School Week|
Authorizes specified school districts to operate one or more schools in their districts on a 4-day school week, so long as the school distri...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||School Calendar and Teacher Workdays|
Reduces the number of noninstructional teacher workdays by five; provides that public schools shall open after august 25 and close not after...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||School Districts: Four-Day School Week|
Deletes the reduction in base revenue limit funding that results to certain school districts for offering less than 180 days of instruction....
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Legal Holidays|
Clarifies that Veteran's Day is intended to be a legal holiday for students and employees of public schools. http://www.legis.state.de.us/LI...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Required Number of Instruction Days or Hours|
Relates to the number of instruction days or hours in a school year; provides exceptions to the mandatory school year. http://www.legis.stat...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School Construction Funding and Graduation Dates|
Provides that if a town, whose school district is the priority district with the largest student enrollment, uses federal funds to finance s...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Special Observance Days and Schools|
Relates to special observance days and schools; adds March 17th to the list of special days for the The Great Hunger in Ireland from 1845 to...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Summer Employment for Youth|
Requires school administrative units to develop and approve plans for a regional school calendar in its career and technical center and scho...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Completion of Contract/Accrual of Service Credit During Emergency Days|
Requires school districts that missed school days due to emergencies, including weather-related emergencies, to consider certified and class...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Professional development Days|
This bill: creates a pilot program to evaluate the effects on student academic achievement of reducing the minimum school term established b...
|GA||Adopted 11/2003||P-12||Instructional Extension|
Clarifies rules regarding instructional extension, a state-funded instructional program beyond the regular school day to address the academi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Year-Round Scheduling|
Conditions the authority to operate a school program of year-round scheduling on the governing board of the school district adopting a resol...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Reduction in Minimum Instructional Year in Hours|
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Establishes minimum number of annual instructional time for full state funding as 1,098 hours. (Previous state law, statute 380.1284, estab...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Vocational Education|
Existing law requires the minimum day in specified vocational education programs to consist of 4 periods totaling at least 180
minutes in du...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Requirements for Instructional Time for Schools|
Specifies that for the 2002-03 school year and thereafter, the requirements governing the minimum length of the school day and year do not a...
|MI||Vetoed 06/2003||P-12||Minimum School Year in Hours and 4-Day School Week|
For purposes of eligibility to receive state aid, changes minimum day requirements to minimum hour requirements, thus requiring each distric...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Year Start Date|
S.B. 686 (§ 171.031)
Eliminates provision requiring first day of school to be on September 1 or later. http://www.senate.mo.gov/03INFO/bills/SB686.htm...
|AZ||Line item vetoed 06/2003||P-12|
|Budget Reconciliation Education|
Creates budget reconciliation for education and includes the following provisions: Prohibits the State Board of Education from sponsoring ad...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Foundation Program|
Foundation Program revised: minimum school days increased to 180 days by 2008, allocation for professional days and leave, additional instru...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Veterans Day|
Makes veterans day a holiday for school personnel....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Assessment, Maximum Class size, Instruction, Revenue|
Revises provisions relating to payment of fees for advanced placement tests; revises provision relating to the release of certain test quest...
|AR||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Instruction time and school calendar|
Amends required time for instruction and school calendar; establishes emergency rules regarding the amendment to Standards of Accreditation....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Calendar Requirements|
Exempts schools from the required 180-day minimum school calendar for time missed due to emergencies; continues to pay school districts full...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Additional Time for Instruction|
Provides teachers with additional time for instructional purposes. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2655.pdf...
|AR||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Emergency Amendment to Standards of Accreditation|
Allow the Arkansas State Board of Education to waive the minimum of 178 days required in the Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public ...
|MO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Inclement Weather Exceptions for School Attendance|
Allows a district to be exempt in the 2002-03 school year from the requirement to make up school days canceled due to inclement weather afte...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Day Requirement|
Applies the 6-hour school day requirement to first grade. (Section 1-111. A. A school day shall consist of not less than six (6) hours de...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Home Visits and Conferences|
Provides time for home visits and parent-teacher conferences in kindergarten through grade five....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Four Day School Week|
Authorizes a school board to approve a four-day school week under certain conditions, so long as a minimum of 990 hours of instructional tim...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Make-Up Days|
Allows the state commissioner of education to approve five disaster days for a school district that was closed at least ten days due to disa...
|NJ||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||School Budget and Election Calendar Change|
Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to change any date in the school budget and election calendar due to a conflict with a day of relig...
|MT||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||School on Saturdays in Emergencies|
Transfers the authority for approving the conduct of school on Saturday in the case of an emergency from the Superintendent of Public Instru...
|NE||Signed into law 01/2003||P-12||Education|
One provision allows the state board to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to define school day and other appropriate units of the s...
|SC||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Uniform Start Dates|
Establishes a 10-day window in late August and early September during which all South Carolina public schools would have to open. Schools w...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Waivers for Penalties|
Relates to existing law which authorizes the Board of Education to waive the fiscal penalties for a school district or county board of educa...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Length of School Year|
Continues to allow school districts to operate a program of multitrack year-around scheduling for as few as 163 days in each fiscal year onl...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Year-Round School Aid|
Amends the State aid formula provisions of the School Code. Provides that in districts in which all buildings hold year-round classes, days ...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Supplemental Instruction in Fresno Unified School District|
Allows Fresno Unified School District to apply for a waiver from certain regulations so as to allow the district to use designated funds for...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Minimum Instructional Hours Per School Year|
Requires school districts and charter school operating on approved alternative calendars to comply with annual hours of instruction requirem...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Memorial Day|
Requires K-12 public schools and public 2-year postsecondary institutions to be closed on Memorial Day. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.u...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Election Officers and Excused Absence for Election Day Served|
Provides that minors who are seventeen years old and who will become eighteen years old on or before the day of the regular election may ser...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School Closings for Primary Elections|
Permits school closings for primary elections....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Excused Absence for Participation in Burial Honor Guard Program|
Establishes a burial honor guard program for veteran's funerals; establishes the veterans' service organization burial honor guard trust fun...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2001||P-12||Prohibition Against Schools Being in Session on Friday Before Labor Day|
Public Act 167., Provides that the board of a school district, local art school district, public school academy or intermediate school distr...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Kindergarten Students in a Year-Round School|
Authorizes a pupil in a kindergarten in a school operating on a program of multitrack year-round scheduling to be kept in school on any day ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Increase of Minimum Instructional Days|
, Increase the minimum number of instructional school days per school year in public elementary and secondary schools form 175 to 177....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Requirement for Make-Up Days Due to Employees Failing to Appear for Work|
, Requires make-up days when school board closes school as the result of school employees threatening or failing to appear for work....
|MO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Designation of Lifelong Learning Month|
Requires the Governor to annually proclaim February lifelong learning month; recommends that the month be observed with appropriate activiti...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Starting, Ending Dates|
A school district may not begin instruction for students for a school year before the week in which August 21 falls. Sunday is considered t...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Veterans' Week Observation|
Public Law No. 100., 96 (LD 988) Provides for the observance of Veterans' Week each year in each political subdivision, school system and sc...
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Calendar Requirements|
Requires that school districts adopt a school calendar designating opening and closing dates and instructional days and permitting the sched...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill--Lengthens School Year|
Section 30, requires that by 2001-2002 budgets reflect a school year of at least 190 days. 180 days are for instruction and ten days are for...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Summer education program|
Establishing the Maryland Educational Opportunity Summer Pilot Program; authorizing a county board of education to develop a proposal for ed...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Flexible Calendars|
Provides for all school districts to implement flexible school calendars....
|SC||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Alternative Certification, Adds Days to the School Year, Teacher Evaluation|
Adds 3 days for the next 2 school years and 2 more days for all school years thereafter; provides that the State Board of Education shall re...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Possible Change In the School Calendar|
Adjusts the prescribed dates, and would provide that the school action plan pursuant to the Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools P...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||School Year Start Date|
For the 2000-2001 year only, a school district must not begin the elementary or secondary school year prior to Labor Day. However, a distric...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
|Coordinates Spring Breaks|
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Director of the State Department of Vocational and Technical Education, and the Chancellor f...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||School Recess|
Amends existing law to delete noninstructional from recess time as it relates to the option of a local school board or trustees to approve a...
|MD||Vetoed 03/2000||P-12||President's Day|
H.B. 415, SB 648
Establishes President's Day as a public school holiday in the State....
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School Calendar|
This bill changes the minimum required time in school for 4th through 12th graders from 175 days to 962.5 hours. The Board of Education wil...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
Requires schools to be closed on the third Monday of January in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; permits districts to ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Grants for Extending School Year|
Creates the Extended School Year Incentive Program and Fund, from such funds as may be appropriated, to be administered by the Board of Educ...