The School Board, upon recommendation of the Superintendent and subject to State regulations, annually establishes the dates for opening and closing classes, teacher institutes and in-services, the length and dates of vacations, and the days designated as legal school holidays. The school calendar shall have a minimum of 185 days to ensure 176 days of actual student attendance.
The teachers and students shall devote a portion of the school day on each commemorative holiday designated in The School Code to study and honor the commemorated person or occasion. The School Board may, from time to time, designate a regular school day as a commemorative holiday.
The School Board establishes the length of the school day with the recommendation of the Superintendent and subject to State law requirements. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that observances required by State law, including recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, are followed during each day of school attendance by students.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-19, 5/10-24.46, 5/18-8.05, 5/18-12, 5/18-12.5, 5/24-2, 5/27-3, 5/27-18, 5/27-19, 5/27-20, 5/27-20.1, and 5/27-20.2.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §-1.420(f).
Metzl v. Leininger, 850 F. Supp. 740 (N.D. Ill. 1994), aff’d by 57 F.3d 618 (7th Cir. 1995).
CROSS REF.: 2:20, 5:200, 5:330, 6:60, 6:70, 7:90
ADOPTED: October 4, 1999
REVISED: December 16, 2002; February 28, 2008; August 2010