SB 239: "An Act relating to the required number of days in a school year."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 239 01 "An Act relating to the required number of days in a school year." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 14.03.030 is amended to read: 04 Sec. 14.03.030. School term. A school term begins and ends on the dates 05 fixed by the governing body of a school district. A school term shall include not less 06 than 180 days in session [,] unless, with the approval of the commissioner, 07 (1) a day used for in-service training of teachers is substituted for a day 08 in session, up to a maximum of 10 days; 09 (2) an "emergency closure day" is substituted for a day in session 10 because of conditions posing a threat to the health or safety of students; 11 (3) a school board adopts a school term of not less than 150 days for a 12 school if the commissioner finds that 13 (A) the shorter term is necessary for abating health hazards in 14 the school; and 15 (B) the school board has submitted an acceptable plan under
01 which students will receive the approximate educational equivalent of a 180- 02 day term; or 03 (4) the school board adopts a different school term [OF NOT LESS 04 THAN 170 DAYS] for a school if the commissioner finds that 05 (A) the school board has submitted an acceptable plan under 06 which students will receive the approximate educational equivalent of a 180- 07 day term; and 08 (B) under the plan submitted, school employees will receive 09 the approximate equivalent hourly wage of an employee in a school with a 10 180-day term.