School Day and Length of School Year
The school day shall be arranged and scheduled by the administration so as to offer the greatest educational return for the time spent, within the limitations of school facilities and requirements of state law and regulations.
Length of School Year
Each school year shall provide at least 180 days of school for all grades and a minimum of 900 hours of actual school work. In meeting this requirement, no more than 7 hours of actual school work in any school day shall be credited toward meeting the 900 hour minimum. Actual school work shall exclude time provided for student lunch periods and non-instructional recesses at the elementary schools and students’ lunch and passing time in the middle and senior high schools.
Exceptions shall be granted for children requiring special education and related services, as determined by their individualized education program.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statues:
10-15 Towns to maintain schools
10-16 Length of school year
State Board of Education Regulations
10-76d-3 Conditions of instruction; length of school day and year
Adopted: June 6, 1988
Revised: November 16, 2010