Britton Deerfield School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education recognizes that the preparation of a calendar for the instructional program of the schools is necessary for orderly educational planning and for the efficient operation of the District.

The Board shall approve annually the total number of days when the schools will be in session for instructional purposes. For purposes of receiving State-school aid, the number of days and number of hours will be in accordance with statute. The Board shall ensure that school is not in session before Labor Day.

Year-round schools or programs or an international baccalaureate academy which provides 1,160 hours of student instruction per school year and are in operation as of August 29, 2005, are not required to start after Labor Day.

If a District begins operating a year-round school or program after August 29, 2005, the District may apply to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for a waiver. If the State Superintendent determines that the school or program is a bona fide year-round school or program established for educational reasons, a waiver will be granted.

If the District's school year is scheduled to begin before Labor Day the ISD may provide programs or services according to the District's calendar:

 A.if the ISD contracted with the District to provide programs or services for students of the District; or

 B.operated a program or service within a building owned by the District; and within the ISD's boundaries, or otherwise provided instructional programs or services for students of the District.

A school session shall not be held on the following public holidays in Michigan Public Schools: January 1st, New Year’s Day; the last Monday of May, Memorial or Decoration Day; July 4th; the first Monday in September, Labor Day; the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25th, Christmas Day.

If one (1) of these days falls on Sunday, the Monday following shall be a public holiday in the public schools.

The District shall provide at least 1098 hours of student instruction per school year.

The Superintendent is authorized to work with the Intermediate School District on the development of a common calendar for all of the districts in the ISD.

No more than thirty (30) hours of student instruction lost due to conditions not within the control of the District such as severe storms, fires, epidemics, and health conditions can be counted as a part of the required minimum days of instruction. All subsequent hours lost for instruction cannot be counted for State school aid, unless they occur after April 1, are due to unusual and extenuating occurrences resulting from conditions not within the control of the school authorities such as those conditions described above and are approved by the State Superintendent of Instruction. Hours lost due to strikes by District staff or to teacher conferences shall not be counted as hours of instruction.

The Superintendent shall certify to the Department of Education by no later than August 1st of each year, the number of hours of student instruction during the previous school year.

M.C.L.A. 380.1284, 380.1284(b), (as amended August 29, 2005)
M.C.L.A. 380.1175, 388.1701
A.C. Rule R340.10 et seq.

Revised 6/21/04
Revised 10/10/05
Revised 6/12/06
Revised 11/13/06

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