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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  6112  Instruction

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The Board of Education shall fix the length of the school day subject to the provisions of law. (Education Code 46100)

The school day shall be arranged and scheduled by the administration so as to offer the greatest return educationally for the time spent, within the limitations of school facilities and requirements of state law and regulations.

The board encourages flexibility in scheduling so as to provide longer time blocks or class periods when appropriate and desirable to support student learning, provide more intensive study of core academic subjects or extended exploration of complex topics, and reduce transition time between classes.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8970-8974 Early primary program, including extended-day kindergarten

37202 Equal time in all schools

37670 Year-round schools

46010 Total days of attendance

46100 Length of schoolday

46110-46119 Kindergarten and elementary schools (day of attendance)

46140-46147 Junior high school and high school (day of attendance)

46160-46162 Alternative schedule - junior high and high school

46170 Minimum day - continuation schools

46180 Opportunity schools (minimum day)

46190-46192 Adult school (day of attendance)

46200-46206 Incentives for longer instructional day and year

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CORRESPONDENCE

Kindergarten Information, June 7, 2002

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

The Uses of Time for Teaching and Learning, October 1996

Extending Learning Time for Disadvantaged Students, August 1995

NATIONAL EDUCATION COMMISSION ON TIME AND LEARNING PUBLICATIONS

Prisoners of Time, April 1994

WEB SITES

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California

revised: April 15, 2010