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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 Minimum Daily Instructional Minutes Requirement 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
Charter schools do not have minimum day requirements by law.

However, charter schools do have annual day and minute requirements.
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 Minimum Daily Instructional Minutes Requirement 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

School districts have minimum day requirements by law.

A day that doesn’t meet these requirements is not considered an instructional day.

Product of total apportionment for affected grade level multiplied by percentage of instructional time school district failed to offer.
Sum of the Local Control Funding Formula (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 46207, 46208, 47612(d)(3), 47612.5, and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, 11960

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 1, 2022