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Instructional Time Requirements

School District and Charter School Instructional Time Requirement Table

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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

Applicable to all school districts

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.

California Education Code sections 41420, 46200.5, 46201.5, 46206-46208, 47612.5, and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, 11960

Questions:   Principal Apportionment Section | attendanceaccounting@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4541
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 3, 2020