Public School Instructional Time

State law (SDCL 13-26-1) establishes the minimum number of hours in a school term as follows: For kindergarten, the minimum is 437.5 hours; for grades 1-5, the minimum is 875 hours (exclusive of intermissions); and for grades 6-12, the minimum is 962.5 hours (exclusive of intermissions).

Public School Calendars
2015-16 Instructional Time
2014-15 Instructional Time (revised 2/19/16)
2013-14 Instructional Time
2012-13 Instructional Time