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HF 2709 - School Year Minimum Hours Requirement - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-44) - (Key vote)

Title: School Year Minimum Hours Requirement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that changes the minimum length requirements for a school year from 180 days for all grades to 999 hours of instructional time for grades 1 through 6 and 1,080 hours of instructional time for grades 7 through 12, effective July 1, 2008.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the following activities do not count as instructional time for the purposes of meeting the minimum hourly requirement: lunch, recess, noninstructional assemblies, late arrival or early dismissal related to emergency health or safety factors, weather-related late starts or early dismissals, and time used for professional development (Sec. 1). -Specifies that charter schools are also subject to the new minimum school year length requirements (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: School Year Minimum Hours Requirement

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