|OK||to governor 05/2013||P-12||Maximum Number of Professional Development Hours|
Prohibits counting more than 30 hours of professional development toward the one hundred eighty (180) days or one thousand eighty (1,080) ho...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Inservice Days in August|
Increases from 3 to 4 the number of inservice days that may be included in 180 days that school must be in session. Allows districts to sche...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Benefit Calculation When Instructional Days Reduced|
S.B. 1016 - Benefit Calculation When Instructional Days Reduced
From section 27 of bill summary: Provides that, if a district, county office of education, or charter school reduces the number of days of i...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Potential Reduction of School Year to 160 Days|
S.B. 1016 - Potential Reduction of School Year to 160 Days
From section 40 of bill summary: Provides that if the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 (Attorney General reference num...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Schools Not Open Due to Law Enforcement Emergencies|
S.B. 316 - Schools Not Open Due to Law Enforcement Emergencies
Waives from calculation of full-time equivalency/minimum school calendar requirements for traditional public schools and community schools a...
|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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Start Dates|
S.B. 318 - School Start Dates
From K-12 appropriations bill: Establishes legislative intent that local school systems be permitted to develop flexible school terms extend...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012|
Creates the Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012. Permits the 180-day minimum school term requirement to be met through the hourly equivalen...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Start Date|
Creates the school start date act, provides that no public elementary or secondary school under the jurisdiction of the state board of educa...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||District in a County in Which a Disaster Has Been Declared|
For the 2011-12 school year, directs the commissioner of education to waive up to 10 instructional days for a district in a county in which ...
|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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||District Furloughs|
S.B. 8 - District Furloughs
Authorizes a district board of trustees to implement a furlough program and reduce the number of days of service otherwise required by law b...
|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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Making Up Lost Instructional Days Online|
H.B. 153 - Making Up Lost Instructional Days Online
Permits a local board, or the governing authority of a chartered nonpublic school or a community school, prior to the start of the school ye...
|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...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||School Calendar Pilot Program|
H.B. 200 - School Calendar Pilot Program
Directs the state board to establish a school calendar pilot program in the Wilkes County Schools, the Montgomery County Schools, and the St...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Length of School Day and Year in Collective Bargaining Agreements|
S.B. 7 - Length of School Day and Year in Collective Bargaining Agreements
Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Specifies that Chicago collective bargaining agreements may address decisions to determ...
|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 ...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Defining and Lengthening School Year|
Defines "student instructional hours" as time during which students are engaged in learning activities, including regularly-scheduled instru...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Minimum Instructional Day and Year|
A.B. 2D - Section 21
From legislative analysis: Existing law prescribes the minimum length of time for the instructional school year and the minimum number of in...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Center for Creativity and Innovation|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.82
**No funds allocated in the current budget for this center, according to the DOE's H.B. 1 summary document http://www.education.ohio.gov/GD/...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Extending the School Year|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.70.23
Directs the state superintendent, by December 31, 2010, to submit to the general assembly a report on the superintendent's findings and reco...
|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...
|NY||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Using Inservice Days to Rate State Assessments|
Title 8 NYCRR 175.5
Amends rule to extend to 2013 the provision allowing use of up to two professional development days for teacher scoring of state assessments...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Applications for Certain Programs|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 17-19
Section 17: Directs the commissioner, in reviewing a funding application for an extended year program, to give priority to districts with hi...
|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
|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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Increase Instructional Hours, Credits for Graduation|
H.B. 2261--Section 104--Calendar and Credit Hours
Over a period of eight years, starting in 2011:
Section 104 states that each school district shall make available to students the following...
|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...
|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 ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Centers Program|
S.B. 2 - Section 22
Establishes the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) Centers Program to provide a financial incentive for charter schools...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2007||P-12|
|Election Judges and Election Day|
Amends the Election Code. Allows high school juniors to serve as election judges. Allows an individual not entitled to vote in a precinct or...
|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...
|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...
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Per Pupil Funding & Attendance/Completion Recordkeeping|
Allows exceptions to the minimum number of instructional hours and schools days per year for individual students and schools; requires Local...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Exceptions to Post Labor Start Date|
Allow an exception to the post-Labor Day starting date requirement for intermediate school districts.
|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...
|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...
|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...
|NV||(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 151. 05/2005||P-12||Authorizes school districts to prescribe minimum attendance requirements for pupils in kindergarten and first grade and for pupils in certain remedial programs.|
AN ACT relating to education; authorizing the boards of trustees of school districts to apply to the Superintendent of Public Instruction fo...
|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...
|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...
|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....
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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....
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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....
|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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Waiver of school term due to disaster|
Concerns school districts; provides for waivers from duration of the school term due to disaster; allows the state board of education to wai...
|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...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Exceptions for mandatory days of school attendance|
Relates to inclement weather exceptions for mandatory days of school attendance; amends an exception to the mandatory days of school attenda...
|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...
|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...
|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...