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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.307

Introduced by Representative Clark of Vergennes

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; schedule; four-day week; alternative school year

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to clarify that nothing prohibits a school from operating on a schedule of four student days per week.  This bill also proposes to clarify that nothing prohibits a school from establishing a school calendar that shortens the summer vacation to no more than 30 days and increases the number, length, or both the number and length of mid-year vacations.

AN ACT RELATING TO A FOUR-DAY SCHOOL WEEK AND TO AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL YEAR

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 1071(h) is added to read:

(h)  Nothing in this section shall prevent a public school from operating for no more than four student-days per week during every week of the school year; provided, however, if the total annual number of student days for that school is less than 175, the product resulting from the number of hours constituting a school day in that school multiplied by the number of annual student days in that school shall not be less than the product resulting from the minimum number of hours constituting a school day as established by the state board multiplied by 175.

Sec. 2.  16 V.S.A. § 1071(i) is added to read:

(i)  Nothing in this section shall prevent a public school from establishing a school year calendar with a summer vacation of no more than 30 calendar days and five other vacations during the school year of one or two weeks each.  Provided, however, if the total annual number of student days for that school is less than 175, the product resulting from the number of hours constituting a school day in that school multiplied by the number of annual student days in that school shall not be less than the product resulting from the minimum number of hours constituting a school day as established by the state board multiplied by 175.



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