Issued Date: 11/1/95
No later than March 31, the Board will adopt, upon the recommendation of the Director, an official school calendar for the succeeding school year. The calendar will identify holidays, vacation days, summer sessions and other extensions of the school year. The Board may revise the calendar. The first full day of school shall be determined by the Board.
The regular school year shall be 200 days1 and scheduled as follows:
A minimum of 180 student attendance days;
A minimum of five (5) days; in-service education for all certificated personnel;
One (1) day for parent-teacher conferences;
Ten (10) days paid vacation for all certificated personnel; and
Four (4) discretionary days.
Extended contracts shall include twenty (20) days for each additional month employed.
The Director shall plan each year’s program accounting for a 200-day year and shall recommend it to the Board for approval. The calendar shall be distributed to the school staff at the opening of the school term.
STUDENT ATTENDANCE DAYS
When schools are closed due to emergencies or unforeseen circumstances such as epidemics or inclement weather, the time lost shall be made up to the required minimum unless otherwise approved by the State Department of Education.
Each day of in-service education included in the school calendar shall be equivalent to not less than six (6) hours of planned activities.2
Four (4) discretionary days shall be included in the calendar and may be designated by the Board as student attendance days, in-service days or administrative days, which may be used by administrators, faculty and staff for commencement of classes, record keeping, grading examinations, parent-teacher conferences and other classroom functions.1
- TCA 49-6-3004.
- State Board of Education Guidelines for Planning Approvable In-service Education Activities, March 7, 1984