How many school days in a year?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
How many school days in a year?
Thu, 03-28-2013 - 11:55am

My kids recently got a whole week off for Mardi Gras and now they are off for another week (plus the Monday after) for Easter. So I'm starting to wonder/worry how many days they are actually in school, compare to the rest of the country. Is there some sort of federally set amount of days per year that have to be in a school calendar or can it be different for every state? And is there an easy way to find out how many school days there are in a year other than manually counting them up and I suppose I could just Google and try and find out but I'm mostly curious how our state compares with other states- how many days are your kids in school each year?


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Registered: 01-24-2012
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 11:48am

We have 180. I always assumed that's what everyone had?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 2:54pm

I think its set by your indidivual state, but here in Texas, its required to be a minimum of 180 days.