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Mandate 955

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Public schools; instructional time.
Purpose of legislation
Requires local school boards to provide (i) a minimum of 680 hours of instructional time to students in elementary school, except for students in half-day kindergarten, in the four academic disciplines of English, mathematics, science, and history and social science and (ii) a minimum of 375 hours of instructional time to students in half-day kindergarten in the four academic disciplines of English, mathematics, science, and history and social science. The bill authorizes local school boards to include and requires the Board of Education to accept, for elementary school, unstructured recreational time that is intended to develop teamwork, social skills, and overall physical fitness in any calculation of total instructional time or teaching hours
Legislation mandating a change Chap 784 (2018)
Chap 785 (2018)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 131 : Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5187: Revisions to the Standards of Accred. to Comport with Legislation passed by the 2018 General Assembly
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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