School Calendars

Published: 1/29/2018 2:32 PM
Requirements for Kentucky School Calendars
Kentucky School calendar requirements are set in statute and regulation. This information may be found in Section 2 of the Pupil Attendance Manual here 

New School Calendar Rules Beginning with the 2018-19 School Year
Due to changes in KRS 158.070, effective June 29, 2017, school districts will need to follow several new provisions when planning the Original calendar for 2018-19 as follows:
  1. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the superintendent must recommend for approval of the local board a calendar committee, following the committee makeup that is listed in new Section (2) (b).
  2. The committee will propose the Original calendar options for the 2018-19 school year, and all Original school calendars thereafter. This committee must review, develop, and recommend school calendar options for the superintendent to present to the local board, per new Section (2) (a).
  3. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, a local board may adopt a variable instructional school year calendar with the first student day starting no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26, but student days can be no longer than 420 minutes. The school year shall still meet the 1,062 student instructional hour requirement. (Revised Section 9)
 Reminder: Calendar committees are appointed by the local board and are subject to the Open Meeting and Open Records law.

Sample Board Policy - School Calendar
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