Note: This local policy has been revised in accordance with the District's innovation plan.

Minutes of Instruction

The Board-adopted school calendar shall provide 75,600 instructional minutes in accordance with state law. As a district of innovation, the District is exempt from state laws requiring an instructional day to consist of seven hours or 420 minutes.

Loss of Class Time

The District shall not remove a student from a regularly scheduled class for tutoring or test preparation for more than ten percent of the school days on which the class is offered without a parent's written consent.


The District shall limit nonacademic activities that interrupt and distract from the academic process and shall enforce the following restrictions:

Announcements, other than emergency announcements, shall be made over the public address system only once during the school day.

Selling or solicitation shall not be permitted during class time. [For fundraising activities, see FJ]

Skidmore-Tynan ISD


LDU 2017.04

DATE ISSUED: 8/11/2017