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H.175

Introduced by   Representative LaVoie of Swanton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

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:

(e)  Regional 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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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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