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From the ECS State Policy Database
Scheduling/School Calendar--Week


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Length of School Year
H.F. 26
Establishes a minimum number of hours for student instruction.  Sets the hours at 425 hours per year for kindergarten pupils, 935 hours for pupils in grades 1 to 6 and 1,020 hours per year for pupils in grades 7 to 12. Clarifies that this section does not supe...

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CAVetoed 07/2010P-12After School Programs and Funding
A.B. 1876
Authorizes administrators of an After School Education and Safety Program to provide activities on weekends. Provides costs associated with weekend activities must be paid from a program's maximum grant or supplemental grant awarded. Provides that except for p...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Four-Day School Week for Certain Districts
A.B. 691
Extends the authority to operate one or more schools on a 4-day week and apply those minimum annual instructional time requirements and other specified requirements, to the Alpaugh Unified School District, beginning in the 2010-11 fiscal year. Provides that if...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Four Day Week
S.B. 291--Four Day School Week
Act allows school boards to establish a four-day school week instead of five-day school week by the adoption of a resolution by a majority vote of board members. Any school district that does so must file a calendar with the Department of Elementary and Second...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Four-Day School Week
H.B. 1292
Authorizes waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement in order to allow four-day school weeks; finds that school districts are seeking innovations to reduce operating costs and preserve limited resources for the primary purpose of student ...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Four-day week
A.B. 1889
Relates to a 4-day school week. Extends requirements, including that participating schools achieve their API growth targets to the Potter Valley Community Unified School District. Authorizes the State Board of Education to waive specified consecutive-day opera...

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MIVetoed 06/2003P-12Minimum School Year in Hours and 4-Day School Week
S.B. 364
For purposes of eligibility to receive state aid, changes minimum day requirements to minimum hour requirements, thus requiring each district to provide at least 1,098 hours of pupil instruction per school year. Specifies that before a district changes its sch...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Four Day School Week
H.B. 2806
Authorizes a school board to approve a four-day school week under certain conditions, so long as a minimum of 990 hours of instructional time is provided for grades one through 12 and 540 hours for kindergarten. No alternative plan that reduces the instruction...

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MTSigned into law 02/2003P-12School on Saturdays in Emergencies
H.B. 78
Transfers the authority for approving the conduct of school on Saturday in the case of an emergency from the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the school district trustees. http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2003/billhtml/HB0078.htm...

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