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The Superintendent or designee shall recommend to the Board of Education 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. 6118 - Weather-Related Schedules)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

As required by law, the Superintendent or designee shall certify to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the district offers at least 175 days of instruction per school year.

In order to maximize opportunities for student learning, the Board shall extend the instructional year to 180 days.

Staff development days shall not be counted as instructional days.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4131.6/4231.6/4331.6 - Professional Development Program)

(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)

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


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California