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Scheduling School Activities During Summer Break

Boards of education and their representatives—including superintendents, administrators, and teachers—have the authority to determine the scheduling of educational activities according to their discretion. According to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-220(a), each local or regional board of education is required to maintain high-quality public elementary and secondary schools, fulfill the educational goals of the state as outlined in section 10-4a, and organize additional educational activities that they believe will best benefit the school district. It’s important to note that many statutory requirements applicable to school districts establish minimum standards (such as 180 days in a school year, 900 hours of instruction, graduation criteria, etc.), rather than maximum limits.

Regarding educational activities during the summer break, there is no specific law prohibiting the setting of expectations for student work. In fact, Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 10-265g and 10-265l permit boards of education to mandate that certain students in priority school districts participate in summer school. Additionally, it is likely that there is no policy from the board of education in your district that forbids teachers from assigning tasks during school breaks, including summer.

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