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6:20 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 185 days to ensure 176 days of actual student attendance. 

Commemorative Holidays
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 Board of Education may, from time to time, designate a regular school day as a commemorative holiday.

School Day
Please refer to the current “Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Association of Plainfield Teachers” for the length of the school day.
For employees not covered by this agreement:
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.

LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-19, 5/10-19.05, 5/10-20.56, 5/10-20.46, 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, 
10 ILCS 5/11-4.1 Election Code.
5 ILCS 490/, State Commemorative Dates Act.
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 (Powers and Duties of the Board of Education; Indemnification), 4:180 (Pandemic Preparedness; Management; and Recovery, 5:200 (Terms and Conditions of Employment and Dismissal), 5:330 (Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves), 6:60 (Curriculum Content), 6:70 (Teaching About Religions), 7:90 (Release During School Hours)

ADOPTED:  November 22, 2004

REVISED:  March 22, 2010
March 21, 2011
January 28, 2013
April 13, 2015
January 27, 2020
January 25, 2021
January 24, 2022
February 27, 2023