The Superintendent shall have the responsibility for developing a school calendar to be recommended to the Board of Directors for approval and adoption. The Board of Directors shall have the prerogative to amend the school calendar when the Board considers it to be in the best interests of the District.
The District's academic calendar shall accommodate the educational program of the District. The calendar shall be for a minimum of 200 days and shall include, but need not be limited to, the days for student instruction, staff development and inservice, and time for family-teacher conferences.
The school academic year for students may vary from building to building, as long as the school academic year is for a minimum of 180 days. Seniors may be dismissed up to five days early. The Board may also excuse graduating seniors from making up days missed due to inclement weather if the student has met the District's graduation requirements. Students requiring special education may attend school on a school calendar different from that of the regular education program consistent with their individualized education plans. The school academic year for students shall begin no earlier each year than the week in which September l falls, unless the District obtains a waiver from the Department of Education.
Date of Revision: January 28, 2008 Legal References: 256.11, 257.17, 279.8, 279.10, 279.11, 280.3, 299.1, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.1
URBANDALE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRCT BOARD OF DIRECTORS