SCHOOL YEAR/SCHOOL CALENDAR
The Superintendent shall have the responsibility for developing an official school calendar to be recommended to the School Committee for approval and adoption. The official school calendar will comply with legal requirements pertaining to the length of the school year. Specifically, R.I.G.L. requires that school years consist of at least one hundred eighty (180) days annually or the equivalent thereof. The school year must annually provides a minimum of one thousand eighty (1,080) school hours of instructional time.
The school calendar shall indicate the graduation date and the last day of school for the senior. The school year for the senior shall be a minimum of one hundred seventy-one (171) instructional days. Final exams for seniors and graduation may be scheduled any time after the completion of the one hundred seventy-one (171) instructional days.
The School Committee shall adopt the official school calendar for the ensuing year not later than a regular March meeting. Upon approval of the official school calendar by the School Committee, the Superintendent will make the official school calendar available to the public and shall file the school calendar with the Commissioner of Education.
R.I.G.L. § 16-2-2. City and town schools required – School year
Rhode Island Board of Regents REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL DAY
Adopted: May 20, 2019