601.08 Summer School Instruction



Summer school program shall be designed to meet the following purposes or objectives:

  1. Enrichment and extension of the program provided during the regular academic year; and
  1. Remedial work for those pupils who need and can profit from further study in the basic subjects.
  1. Remedial work for those who must reach assessment levels prior to promotion.

The district shall offer summer school instruction in accordance with the following:

  • Beginning in the summer of 2017, the district shall offer, unless a waiver from this requirement is granted by the Iowa Department of Education, an intensive summer literacy program for students assessed as exhibiting a substantial deficiency in reading. The applicable legal requirements for the intensive summer literacy program, including, but not limited to those relating to criteria and notification, shall be followed.
  • The board, in its discretion, may offer summer school for one or more courses and student activities for students who need additional help and instruction or for enrichment in those areas. Upon receiving a request for summer school, the board will weigh the benefit to the students and the school district as well as the school district’s budget and availability of licensed employees to conduct summer school.
  • If a child who is eligible for special education has been determined to need extended school year services as necessary to receive a free appropriate public education, as determined according to state and federal law, such services shall be provided as described in the child’s individualized education program.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

LEG REF:         Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 279.11; 279.68; 280.3; 282.6; 281 I.A.C. 41.106.



Approved:      3/14/88                 Reviewed:     4/23/12           Revised:       02/08/16_____

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