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The Public School District Calendar prescribed in Section 10-19 of the School Code mandates a minimum of 185 days in the proposed school calendar to ensure 176 days of student attendance. The School Code also defines the “types” of days which may be included in the calendar, i.e., Teacher Institutes, Parent/Teacher Conferences, etc.

Due to the recent change in law, the 2019-20 Proposed Public School Calendars should be submitted prior to the first day of the school year. If additional time is needed, please contact schoolcalendars@isbe.net.​​

​The final school calendar should be submitted to the Regional Office of Education no later than the last day of school.

Public Act 101-0012​, effective July 1, 2019, reinstates the requirement that a school day consist of a minimum of five hours of instructional time, a provision that previously sunset in 2017. Public Act 101-0012 also allows school districts statewide to utilize e-learning days in lieu of emergency days and maintains flexibility for students to engage in career-connected learning outside of the classroom. See below for additional information, guidance, and resources.

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