The school calendar shall accommodate the education program of the school district. The school calendar shall be for a minimum of 187 days and include, but not be limited to, the days for student instruction, staff development, in-service days, and teacher conferences.
The academic school year for students shall be for a minimum of 1080 hours in the school calendar. The academic school year for students may not begin prior to August 23 unless a waiver is obtained from the Iowa Department of Education. Employees may be required to report to work at the school district prior to this date.
Special education students may attend school on a school calendar different from that of the regular education program consistent with their Individualized Education Program.
The board, in its discretion, may excuse graduating seniors from up to five days of instruction after the school district requirements for graduation have been met. The board may also excuse graduating seniors from making up days missed due to inclement weather if the student has met the school district's graduation requirements.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop the school calendar for recommendation, approval, and adoption by the board annually. The board may amend the official school calendar when the board considers the change to be in the best interests of the school district's education program.
First Reading Approved 4/9/18 Second Reading Approved 5/14/18