Gooding Joint School District No. 231
School Year, Calendar, and Instructional Hours
The Board will establish, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, an official school calendar for the ensuing school year no later than the regular March meeting. Tentative calendars for future years also may be established. The regular calendar will include the number of school days, number of work days for staff members, and will indicate holiday periods. The calendar adopted will be consistent with existing statutes and State Board of Education rules and regulations. Community and staff desires will be weighed in designing the calendar.
School Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the school is from July 1 to June 30.
The Board annually shall establish the dates for opening and closing classes, teacher in-services, the length and dates of vacation, and the days designated as legal school holidays.
Holidays / Commemorative Days
School holidays shall include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
For those commemorative days that fall on a school day, the teachers and students shall devote a portion of the day on each such day designated in I.C. § 73-108.
The District shall provide the minimum number of instructional hours for students at each grade level as follows:
Not more than twenty-two (22) hours may be utilized for in-service teacher activities.
Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of schools
I.C. § 33-701 Fiscal year – Payment and accounting of funds IDAPA 08.02.01.250.01 Required Instructional Time
IDAPA 08.02.01.250.03 Day in Session When Counting Pupils in
Policy History: Adopted on: 5/8/12 Revised on: Reviewed on: 1/19/21