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HB 2610 would modify the Education Code to require each school district to provide at least 75,600 minutes of instruction, including intermissions and recesses, for students in a school year instead of 180 days of instruction.
The bill would authorize a school district to
add additional minutes to the end of the district's normal school hours as
necessary to compensate for minutes of instruction lost due to school
closures caused by disaster, flood, extreme weather conditions, fuel
curtailment, or another calamity, if the commissioner of education does not
approve reduced instruction time for school closures due to such conditions. The
bill would establish that a reference to a day of instruction
means 420 minutes of instruction for purposes of the Education Code. A school district would be prohibited from scheduling the last day of school for students for a
school year before May 15, except when a school district does not offer all grade levels K-12.
This bill would make mostly administrative, clerical, and non-substantive updates to current code with no discernible connection to our liberty principles, therefore we are neutral on HB 2610.