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22 Pa. Code § 11.1. School term.


§ 11.1. School term.

 Public prekindergartens, when offered, and kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools shall be kept open each school year for a minimum of 180 days of instruction for students. Days may not be counted as days taught on which the schools are closed, and time may not be counted as a student session for an activity to which admission is charged. However, when a meritorious educational program warrants, the Secretary may, upon request, approve a school term containing a minimum of 990 secondary or 900 elementary and 450 kindergarten hours of instruction as the equivalent of 180 school days. A Prekindergarten Program may be exempted from this requirement when approval as a meritorious prekindergarten is granted as provided in §  4.20(8) (relating to prekindergarten education).


   The provisions of this §  11.1 amended under section 1317(a) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  367(a)); and sections 1327, 1330, 1372, 1511 and 2603-B of The Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  13-1327, 13-1330, 13-1372, 15-1511 and 26-2603-B).


   The provisions of this §  11.1 amended December 19, 1986, effective December 20, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 4874; amended October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5798; amended December 15, 2006, effective December 16, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7542. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (307700).

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