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Policies » Section I: Instruction » IC: School Year

Policy Date: 05/19/2015

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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: September 16, 1980
Revised: September 6, 1988
Revised: June 20, 2000
Revised: May 19, 2015