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

The Superintendent or designee shall schedule class periods giving consideration to course requirements and curricular demands, availability of school facilities, the age and attention span of students, and legal requirements.

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.

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 school day

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 Continuation schools, minimum day

46180 Opportunity schools, minimum day

46190-46192 Adult education classes, day of attendance

46200-46206 Incentives for longer instructional day and year

48200 Compulsory attendance for minimum school day

48663 Community day school, minimum school day

48800-48802 Concurrent enrollment in community college

51222 Physical education, instructional minutes

51760-51769.5 Work experience education

52325 Regional occupational center, minimum day

Management Resources:

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION POSITION STATEMENTS

Recess for Elementary School Students, 2006

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY STATEMENTS

99-03 Physical Education (PE) Requirements for Block Schedules, July 2006

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Extending Learning Time for Disadvantaged Students, August 1995

WEST ED PUBLICATIONS

Full-Day Kindergarten: Expanding Learning Opportunities, Policy Brief, April 2005

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

National Association for Sport and Physical Education: http://www.aahperd.org/naspe

State Board of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lr/wr/waiverpolicies.asp

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

WestEd: http://www.wested.org

Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 21, 2011 Vista, California