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The Superintendent or designee shall recommend to the Board of Trustees a calendar for each school that will meet the requirements of law as well as the needs of the community, students and the work year as negotiated for all personnel.

(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations/Consultation)

Each school calendar shall show the beginning and ending school dates, legal and local holidays, orientation meeting days, minimum days, vacation periods and other pertinent dates.

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

(cf. 6115 - Ceremonies and Observances)

(cf. 6117 - Year-Round Schedules)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

The district shall offer 180 days of instruction per school year.

Staff development days shall not be counted as instructional days.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

Notifications of the schedule of minimum days shall be sent to all parents/guardians at the beginning of the school year. If any minimum days are added to the schedule, the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians of the affected students as soon as possible and at least one month before the scheduled minimum day. (Education Code 48980)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

If a school will be used as a polling place on an election day, the Board shall determine whether to continue school in session, designate the day for staff training and development or close the school to students and nonclassified staff. (Elections Code 12283)

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

Legal Reference:


37200-37202 School calendar

37220-37223 Holidays

37252-37254.1 Summer school

37300-37307 Year-Round School Demonstration Project

37600-37672 Continuous school programs: year-round schools, especially:

37618 School calendar

37700-37711 Four-day week

41422 Schools not maintained for 175 days

44579-44579.5 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program

46200-46205 Incentives for longer instructional day and year

46206 Waiver

48980 Notice at beginning of term


12283 School closures, election days

Management Resources:



Secretary of State's Office:


adopted: March 14, 2006 El Centro, California