State calendar law allows school districts the option of 185 school days or 1025 instructional hours for students. The additional minutes added to the school day will allow the district to meet the hour requirement. While principals will have the flexibility to use the 15 minutes as they think best works at their school, the time will be incorporated into instructional activities and not used to lengthen lunch periods or recess.
The Board of Education also revised the traditional and year-round calendars to add a teacher workday on Election Day - Tuesday, May 6. Nine schools in the district are used by the Lee County Board of Elections as polling places. This change was prompted by the volume of voters expected at the polls during the May primary.