Section 6:20

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October 2023


School Year Calendar and Day

School Calendar

The School Board, upon the Superintendent’s recommendation 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, or 174 if approved by the regional superintendent for teacher in-service. District 27 shall maintain a minimum of 174 student attendance days.

Commemorative Holidays

The teachers and students may 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 Board may, from time to time, designate a regular school day as a commemorative holiday.

School Day

The 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 are followed during each day of school attendance.

  • 5 ILCS 490/, State Commemorative Dates Act.
  • 10 ILCS 5/11-4.1, Election Code.
  • 105 ILCS 5/10-19, 5/10-19.05, 5/10-20.56, 5/10-204.46, 5/10-30, 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 Illinois 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).
  • Section 2:20 (Powers and Duties of the School Board; Indemnification)
  • Section 4:180 (Pandemic Preparedness; Management; and Recovery)
  • Section 5:200 (Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal)
  • Section 5:330 (Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves)
  • Section 6:60 (Curriculum Content)
  • Section 6:70 (Teaching About Religions)
  • Section 7:90 (Release During School Hours)
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