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6112 School Day

The length of the school day and the length of periods of instruction at various levels shall be recommended by the Superintendent of Schools and set by the Northfield Board of Education, and shall be in keeping with requirements of the State Board of Education.

Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated
Policy X Other Reasons

The particular opening and closing hours for levels and/or schools shall also be subject to board approval. The length of the school day shall be at least as long for students with disabilities as for nondisabled students.

The Superintendent of Schools shall recommend for board approval the length of class periods and the frequency of instruction in individual subjects.

School administrators shall not dismiss school for any part of the school day without the approval of the Superintendent of Schools.

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010 Adopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

School Day, Length of School Day

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:36-1 School year

  1. 18A:36-2 Time when schools are open; determination
  2. 18A:36-16 Rules regarding religious holidays
  3. 6A:14-4.1(c) General requirements
  4. 6A:32-8.3 School attendance



Cross References: *2210 Administrative leeway in absence of board policy

*5113 Absences and excuses

*5124 Reporting to parents/guardians

*6111 School calendar

*6114 Emergencies and disaster preparedness

*6141.2 Recognition of religious beliefs and customs

*6146 Graduation requirements

*6171.4 Special education

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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