Senate Bill 0171
DIGEST OF SB 171 (Updated January 25, 2011 2:21 pm - DI 71)
School start date and calendar. Prohibits public schools from beginning student instructional days for the school year before the Tuesday after the first Monday in September (Labor Day) and from ending after June 10 of the following year, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. Provides that a governing body may establish a beginning date before Labor Day or an end date for a school year that is later than June 10 for year-round schools, schools with balanced calendars, schools that coordinate calendars with a postsecondary educational institution, and schools that coordinate calendars with a large employer in the school corporation following public hearings and a majority vote of the governing body. Provides that a governing body may establish an end date for a school year that is later than June 10 for any school following public hearings and a majority vote of the governing body. Makes the change effective for collective bargaining agreements and contracts negotiated after June 30, 2013.
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