The normal student school day for grades one through twelve shall consist of a minimum of  six (6) hours, not including the lunch period.  The school day consists of the schedule of class instruction and class activities as established and sponsored by the school district.  Time during which school is dismissed for tournaments or contests, parent/teacher conferences, funerals, parades and school picnics may be counted as part of the student's instructional time.  The minimum school day shall meet the requirements as established for the operation of accredited schools.


The kindergarten school day shall consist of a minimum of six (6) hours. 


The district may occasionally schedule a school day for less than the standard minimum number of hours due to the scheduling of staff development opportunities, parent-teacher conferences or special events occupying a portion of the day. Schedule revisions and changes in time allotments will be made by the superintendent.


When the school is forced to close due to weather or other emergencies, that part of the day during which school was in session will constitute a school day.






















Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:  12/11/06                                                      Columbus, Nebraska

                                                                                                                Reviewed:  8/10/09