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70-1-111.


70-1-111.


    A.  A school day for any group of pupils shall consist of not
less than six (6) hours devoted to school activities, except that a
school day for nursery, early childhood education, kindergarten,
first grade, extended day program, and alternative education programs
shall be as otherwise defined by law or as defined by the State Board
of Education.  Except for schools operating under an extended day
schedule as provided for in Section 1-109 of this title, not more
than one (1) school day shall be counted for attendance purposes in
any twenty-four-hour period.  Pupils absent from school in which they
are regularly enrolled may be considered as being in attendance if
the reason for such absence is to participate in scheduled school
activities under the direction and supervision of a regular member of
the faculty.
    B.  Beginning with the 1993-94 school year, the school day for
kindergarten may consist of six (6) hours devoted to school
activities.



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