Introduced by Representative LaVoie of Swanton
Subject: Education; school year; statewide calendar
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to require that the commissioner of education establish a uniform calendar for the school year, and that all school districts shall follow that calendar.
AN ACT RELATING TO A STATEWIDE SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 16 V.S.A. § 1071(e) is amended to read:
Statewide calendar. Before April 1 of each year, the superintendents
of schools and the headmasters of public schools not managed by school boards
in an area shall meet, and by majority vote, the commissioner shall establish
a uniform calendar within that area for the following school year. The
calendar shall include student attendance days, periods of vacation, holidays,
and teacher in-service education days and shall comply with subsection (a) of
this section. Unless permitted by the commissioner, no area served by a
regional technical center shall be divided into two or more calendar regions.
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