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For each district school, the Board of Trustees shall adopt a school calendar that meets the requirements of law as well as the needs of the community, students, and the work year as negotiated with the district's employee organization(s). As appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the proposed calendar is aligned with assessment and accountability schedules in order to support the district's goals for student achievement.

(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations/Consultation)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

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. 6118 - Weather-Related Schedules)

(cf. 6177 - Summer Learning Programs)

The district shall offer a minimum of 175 days of instruction per school year, until it equals or exceeds the local control funding formula target established for it pursuant to Education Code 42238.02, at which time it shall offer 180 days or more of instruction per school year. (Education Code 41420, 46208)

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 the 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)

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

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

Legal Reference:


37200-37202 School calendar

37220-37221 Holidays

37223 Weekend classes

37252-37254.1 Summer school

37300-37303 Year-Round School Demonstration Project

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

37618 School calendar

37670 Year-round scheduling

37700-37711 Four-day week

41422 Schools not maintained for 175 days

44579-44579.4 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program

46200-46205 Incentives for longer instructional day and year

46206 Waiver

48980 Notice at beginning of term


Butt v. State of California, (1992) 4 Cal 4th 668


Davis Joint Unified School District, (1984) PERB Decision No. 474

Management Resources:



California Department of Education:

California Public Employment Relations Board:

Secretary of State's Office:


adopted: April 6, 2004 Lawndale, California

revised: July 18, 2017