Days and Hours of Instruction--The Law

Each school board shall:

(f) 1. Schedule at least 180 school days annually, less any days during which the state superintendent determines that school is not held or educational standards are not maintained as the result of a strike by school district employees

2. Annually schedule at least 437 hours of direct pupil instruction in kindergarten, at least 1,050 hours of direct pupil instruction in grades 1 through 6 and at least 1,137 hours of direct pupil instruction in grades 7 to 12. Scheduled hours under this subdivision include recess and time for pupils to transfer between classes but do not include the lunch period.

Additional links include:

Overview

Administrative Rule

Definition of Terms

Meeting Standard (f)

Reporting School Closures Form

Questions and Answers

 

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