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Graduation - Reminders on school days

Published April 2017

With graduations fast approaching we have had quite a few phone calls regarding when schools can let out their seniors for the school year under the days/hours rules. So here is a quick reminder of the rules for seniors.

  1. Can we still let seniors out a week early? Yes. Seniors may be released for up to 30 hours toward the 1,080 hours or five days toward the 180 days.
  2. What if we have extended our regular school calendar to make-up for inclement weather? You may excuse a graduating senior who has met district or school requirements for graduation from attendance during the extended school calendar.

See our Instructional Hours vs. Days Guidance for other questions.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 26, 2022 at 11:01am.