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     13-26-1.   School fiscal year--Local board to set length of school term, day and week--Number of hours in school term. The school fiscal year shall begin July first and end June thirtieth. Each local school board shall set the number of days in a school term, the length of a school day, and the number of school days in a school week. The local school board or governing body shall establish the number of hours in the school term for kindergarten programs, which may not be less than four hundred thirty-seven and one-half hours. The number of hours in the school term for grades one through five may not be less than eight hundred seventy-five hours, exclusive of intermissions. The number of hours in the school term for grades six through twelve may not be less than nine hundred sixty-two and one-half hours, exclusive of intermissions. An intermission is the time when pupils are at recess or lunch and for grades six through twelve, the passing time between classes.

Source: SDC 1939, § 15.3002; SL 1949, ch 58; SL 1955, ch 41, ch 12, § 8; SDC Supp 1960, § 15.3008; SL 1978, ch 110, § 1; SL 1979, ch 117, § 1; SL 2000, ch 80, § 1; SL 2006, ch 80, § 2, eff. July 1, 2010; SL 2014, ch 83, § 1; SL 2015, ch 91, § 1.

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