10.65.101 POLICY GOVERNING PUPIL INSTRUCTION-RELATED DAYS APPROVED FOR BASE FUNDING PROGRAM CALCULATIONS
(1) A school which in any fiscal year was in session for at least the minimum aggregate hours required ( 20-1-301 , MCA) may count for the year's foundation program a maximum of seven PIR days with a minimum of three of the days for instructional and professional development meetings or other appropriate in-service training. These seven PIR days in addition to the minimum aggregate hours may be counted provided that such additional days did not include any time counted for pupil instruction as provided in 20-1-302 , MCA and were used for one or more of the following purposes in accordance with the regulations hereby established:
(a) Staff orientation held prior to the beginning of pupil instruction for the purpose of organization of the school year.
(b) Staff professional development programs scheduled during the year for the purpose of improving instruction (ARM 10.55.714) shall include annual instructional and professional development meetings. Staff may attend either the instructional and professional development meetings or attend the equivalent number of hours of other appropriate inservice training as prescribed by the board of trustees. The board of trustees shall not prescribe equivalent hours during time approved for PI funding.
(c) Parent-teacher conferences for the purpose of acquainting parents with the school and the progress of their children. This day may be divided into hourly increments so as to provide six hours over two days and may occur in addition to, but may not duplicate, a pupil instruction (PI) day.
(d) Post-school record and report completion at the end of the pupil instruction year. This day may be divided so as to provide one-half day at the end of each semester or quarter.
(e) A school district may count for the year's foundation program a total of not more than three and one-half days in addition to the minimum aggregate hours required for kindergarten purposes, provided that such additional days were used for one or more of the above-named purposes.
History: 20-2-121, 20-2-121(6), MCA; IMP, 20-1-304, MCA; Eff. 7/1/62; ARM Pub. 11/26/77; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 353, Eff. 9/1/86; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 102, Eff. 1/30/87; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 725, Eff. 4/13/90; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2527, Eff. 9/9/94; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 349, Eff. 1/30/98; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2404, Eff. 10/6/06.