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Policies » Section I: Instruction » IC: School Year

Policy Date: 06/09/2015

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ASD 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 school is 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 school is 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 13, 1980
Revised: August 25, 1988
Revised: November 14, 2000
Revised: June 9, 2015