SCS/HCS/HBs 161 & 401 - This act modifies provisions relating to the required length of school terms.
Under this act, each local school district may set its opening date each year, which shall be no earlier than 14, rather than 10, days prior to the first Monday in September. No public school district shall select an earlier start date unless, for school years before the 2020-2021 school year, the district follows the procedure set forth under current law. Such procedure shall be unavailable to school districts preparing their calendars for school year 2020-2021 and for subsequent years.
This provision is identical to SS#2/SCS/HCS/HB 604 (2019) and HCS/SS/SB 218 (2019).
This act exempts school districts from the required number of days school districts are required to make up for days lost due to inclement weather for the 2018-2019 school year. Under this act, school districts would only be required to make up six days lost due to inclement weather, rather than six days plus half the number of days lost in excess of six days.
This provision has an emergency clause.
This provision is identical to SB 478 (2019), SCS/HB 485 (2019), and SB 478 (2019), and is substantially similar to SS#2/SCS/HCS/HB 604 (2019).