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:

Schoolwide or all-call 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 fund-raising activities, see FJ]

School DAY

The daily program shall be established in accordance with the needs of the individual school, the District, and Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines.

All schools shall operate on a minimum seven-hour, 15-minute standard school day, including intermissions and recesses.


All kindergarten classes in the District shall operate on a full-day, full-year basis. [See EC(LEGAL) and FD(LEGAL)]

effective date

This policy shall be effective as of the adoption date, April 11, 2014.

Houston ISD


LDU 2014.08

DATE ISSUED: 6/13/2014