HB 2610

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Ken King

Bill Caption

Relating to the minimum number of minutes of instruction for students to be provided by public school districts and the scheduling of the last day of school for students by public school districts.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

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.

Vote Recommendation Notes

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.