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BP 6111


School Calendar



For each San Benito County Office of Education, the San Benito County Board of Education (County Board) shall adopt a school calendar that meets the requirements of law as well as the needs of the community, students, and the work year. As appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the proposed calendar is aligned with assessment and accountability schedules in order to support the county’s goals for student achievement.


Each school calendar shall show the beginning and ending school dates, legal and local holidays, staff development days, orientation days, minimum days, vacation periods, and other pertinent dates.


Staff development days shall not be counted as instructional days.


Notification of the schedule of minimum days and student-free staff development days shall be sent to all parents/guardians at the beginning of the school year.  If any minimum days or student-free staff development days are added to the schedule, the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians of the affected students as soon as possible and at least one month before the scheduled minimum day.  (Education Code 48980)


If a school will be used as a polling place on an election day, the County Superintendent shall determine whether to continue school in session, designate the day for staff training and development, or close the school to students and nonclassified staff.  (Elections Code 12283)



Legal Reference:


37200-37202  School calendar

37220-37223  Holidays

37600-37672  Continuous school programs: year-round schools, especially:

37618  School calendar

37700-37712  Four-day week

41420 Apportionment withholding, schools not maintained for 175 days

41422  Schools not maintained for 175 days

42238.02  Local control funding formula

46200-46208  Incentives for longer instructional day and year

46300  Method of computing ADA

48980  Notice at beginning of term


12283  School closures, election days


Butt v. State of California, (1992) 4 Cal 4th 668


Davis Joint Unified School District, (1984) PERB Decision No. 474



Policy Adopted: 10-12-17