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Policies » Section I: Instruction » IC: School Year

Policy Date: 05/07/2015

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CSD File: IC

The school year shall be a minimum of 190 days, including a minimum of 180 instructional days
for students and additional days for the teaching staff, emergency days, etc.

Any days that the schools are closed for emergency reasons will be made up at the end of the
school year or during recess periods, as approved by the Board upon the Superintendent’s
recommendation. Under special circumstances the Board may request an exception to this
requirement from the State Board of Education.

Alternatively, the school year may consist of the number of hours as required by New Hampshire
Department of Education Rules. In the event schools are closed for excessive days for
emergency reasons, the Superintendent may recommend to the School Board a revised schedule
that satisfies all Department of Education requirements, but which may amend the number of
days in the school year.

Legal References: RSA 189:1, RSA 189:24, NH Admin Rules, Section Ed. 306.18, NH Admin Rules, Section Ed. 306.19, NH Admin Rules, Section Ed. 306.27

Adopted: November 2, 2000
Revised: June 7, 2007
Revised: May 7, 2015