Senate Bill 0191
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
School calendar and start date. Provides that a school placed in the highest category or designation of academic performance is not required to conduct a school year that consists of at least 180 student instructional days if the school conducts at least an equivalent number of hours of student instructional time. 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 2015-2016 school year. Provides that a governing body may establish a beginning date before Labor Day or an end date 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, 2015.
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