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Public Schools: 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).

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