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Application for Flexible Instructional Days

 

A Flexible Instructional Day (FID) is a program available to public school entities to be used as an alternate approach to delivering instruction if a circumstance arises that prevents instruction in a customary manner with approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

With the passage of Act 64 of 2019 (Act 64), Section 1506 (24 P.S. §15-1506) was added to the Pennsylvania Public School Code (School Code), enabling public school entities the opportunity to develop a FID program to meet the 180 instructional day requirement of Section 1501 of the School Code (24 P.S. §15-1501).  A FID program may be online, offline, or a combination of the two.  Act 64 defines a public school entity as a school district, intermediate unit, career and technical school, charter school or regional charter school, as defined under section 1703-A.

While public school entities are expected to build make-up days into their local school calendars, FID programs can support the public school entities in cases when circumstances prevent the delivery of instruction in its customary manner or location for any of the following reasons: an epidemic, a hazardous weather condition, a law enforcement emergency, the inoperability of school buses or other equipment necessary to the public school entity's operation, damage to a school building, or a temporary circumstance rendering any portion of a school building unfit or unsafe for use.

This statement provides public notice of Mountain View’s intent to apply for Flexible Instructional Day to begin in the 2021-2022 school year. 

If you have any questions or would like more information on the Flexible Instructional Day program, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Flexible Instructional Days webpage.