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Instructional Time Requirements

School District and Charter School Instructional Time Requirement Table

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Updated for 2017–18

Charter School Required Days Required Minutes Penalty for Not Offering Required Instructional Minutes Penalty for Not Offering Required Instructional Days
Applicable to all charter schools

175

K           36,000
1–3        50,400
4–8        54,000
9–12      64,800

Product of total apportionment for affected students multiplied by percentage of instructional time the school failed to offer.

Apportionment proportionately reduced for each school day less than 175.

School District Conditions Required Days Required Minutes Penalty for Not Offering Required Instructional Minutes Penalty for Not Offering Required Instructional Days

School district:

  • meets Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Target

180

K           36,000
1–3        50,400
4–8        54,000
9–12      64,800

Product of total apportionment for affected grade level multiplied by percentage of instructional time school district failed to offer.

Sum of the LCFF apportionment for affected grade level average daily attendance (ADA) times .0056 times the number of days short, up to five days. For each day beyond five days that falls below the minimum required days the penalty is the product of .01143 times the school district's LCFF apportionment.

School district:

  • does NOT meet LCFF Target
  • participated in Longer Day
  • participated in Longer Year

180

K           36,000
1–3        50,400
4–8        54,000
9–12      64,800

Product of total apportionment for affected grade level multiplied by percentage of instructional time school district failed to offer.

First five days below minimum is sum of the LCFF apportionment for affected grade level ADA times .0056 times the number of days short, up to five days. For each day beyond five days that falls below the minimum required days the penalty is the product of .01143 times the school district's LCFF apportionment.

School district:

  • does NOT meet LCFF Target
  • participated in Longer Day
  • did NOT participate in Longer Year

*Applicable to the following school districts:

  • 18-64105 Janesville Union Elementary
  • 18-64170 Richmond Elementary
  • 18-64188 Shaffer Union Elementary
  • 18-64089 Big Valley Joint Unified
  • 45-69922 Castle Rock Union Elementary

175

K           36,000
1–3        50,400
4–8        54,000
9–12      64,800

Product of total apportionment for affected grade level multiplied by percentage of instructional time school district failed to offer.

For each day below the minimum required by statute the penalty is the product of .01143 times the school district's LCFF apportionment for that day.

School district:

  • does NOT meet LCFF Target
  • did NOT participate in Longer Day
  • participated in Longer Year

*Applicable to the following school districts:

  • 07-61671 Canyon Elementary
  • 36-73858 Baker Valley Elementary
  • 47-70227 Delphic Elementary

180

School district must provide at least the number of instructional minutes it provided in 1982–83.

Product of total apportionment for affected grade level multiplied by percentage of instructional time school district failed to offer.

First five days below minimum is sum of the LCFF apportionment for affected grade level ADA times .0056 times the number of days short, up to five days. For each day beyond five days that falls below the minimum required days the penalty is the product of .01143 times the school district's LCFF apportionment.

School district:

  • does NOT meet LCFF Target
  • did NOT participate in Longer Day
  • did NOT participate in Longer Year

*Applicable to the following school districts:

  • 47-70458 Seiad Elementary
  • 47-70490 Willow Creek Elementary

175

School district must provide at least the number of instructional minutes it provided in 1982–83.

Product of total apportionment for affected grade level multiplied by percentage of instructional time school district failed to offer.

For each day below the minimum required by statute the penalty is the product of .01143 times the school district's LCFF apportionment.

California Education Code sections 41420, 46200–46208, 47612.5, and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, 11960

Questions:   Principal Apportionment Section | attendanceaccounting@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4541
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 10, 2019