The Acadia Parish School Board shall require every school under its jurisdiction to conduct a minimum daily session of not less than 360 minutes of instructional time, exclusive of all recesses, provided that this shall not be construed as to prevent half-day sessions where the school accommodations are insufficient for all students of the system in a whole day session.  Two (2) or more partial days may be combined to meet the minimal school year requirement of 177 days of 360 minutes of instructional time.  The class schedule shall be altered to assure all classes are conducted during partial days.


The school day shall include, by definition, the daily period of time established by the School Board as the official operating hours of the school for administrative and instructional purposes, as well as co-curricular activities.


The School Board shall require each elementary school to dedicate any instructional time beyond that offered during the 1997-98 school year to the study of those subjects for which content standards have been adopted by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).  Specific emphasis shall be placed in the lower grades on teaching mathematics and reading/language arts.



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:154, 17:154.1, 17:154.3

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education


Acadia Parish School Board