The following apply to classroom instructional time in a traditional six-period day schedule:
Periods beyond the normal six-period day must be approved through the budgeting process.
A minimum day consists of no fewer than 180 minutes of classroom instruction.
In any 10 consecutive days, the average school day is to be no fewer than 265 minutes of instruction.
For a course providing one unit of credit, the normal weekly classroom instructional time is 240 minutes a week.
A "day in session" is defined as one in which all teachers and students are on campus for at least a minimum day of instruction.
For alternate schedules such as block schedules, seven periods per day, etc., the following apply to classroom instructional time:
Courses that provide five units of credit must meet a minimum of 68 hours per semester.
If school days are added (beyond the required 180 days) to satisfy the minimum instructional hours, teachers must be compensated accordingly for the additional time.