SB 345 Allows school boards to adopt a four-day school week instead of a five-day school week.
Sponsor: Lager
LR Number: 0956S.01I Fiscal Note: 0956-01
Committee: Education
Last Action: 2/18/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 345 – This act allows school boards to establish a four day school week instead of a five day school week by the adoption a resolution by a majority vote of board members. Any school district that does so must file a calendar with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A minimum term for a school district adopting a four day school week includes 142 days and 1044 hours of pupil attendance. A school district that adopts a four day school week may make up days lost or cancelled due to inclement weather on the weekday for which school is normally not in session.

This act is similar to HCS/HB 242 (2009), HB 1534 (2008), and provisions contained in HCS#2/SS/SB 291 (2009).