900/990 Hour Requirement Information

In September 2018, the Board of Regents adopted a new minimum instruction requirement, which amended the previous requirement of a daily minimum number of hours for each of the 180 days (5.0/5.5 hours) to an annual aggregate number of hours over the period of 180 days in total (900/990 hours). The links below provide additional information for school districts to use in the development of their annual calendars.

Attendance and Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Emergency Declarations Cancelling Session Days
180 Day Requirement Compliance for the 2020-21 School Year(PDF 302 KB)
2019-20 COVID Closure Reporting (PDF 84 KB)
Instructional Time Waiver Decisions (8 NYCRR §175.5(n); March 2022)(PDF 143 KB)
Instructional Time Waiver Decisions (8 NYCRR §175.5(n); March 2021)(PDF 116 KB)
Instructional Time Waiver Decisions (8 NYCRR §175.5(m); November 2019)(PDF 67 KB)

Regulation Information:
Final Adopted §175.5 Regulations (last amended September 28, 2022)
Regulation Public Comments and Responses (Consolidated) (PDF 166 KB)

Board of Regents Presentations:
September 2018 Memo / Presentation External Links
June 2018 Memo / Presentation External Links
April 2018 Memo / Presentation External Links
December 2017 Memo / Presentation External Links

Model Calendars:
2022-23 School Year Model Calendar(Excel754 KB) – PROVIDED FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY.Not to be used for SAMS reporting, as a final 2022-23 calendar will be posted to the web for reporting prior to Summer 2023.
2021-22 School Year Model Calendar(Excel695 KB) – to be completed to calculate data reported in 2022-23 SAMS in September 2022, updated to reflect the cancellation of Regents exams in January of 2022. 2021-22 School Year Model Calendar Instructions(PDF 132 KB)
2020-21 School Year Model Calendar(Excel712 KB) –  Completed to calculate data reported in 2021-2022 Claim Year SAMS that was entered in September 2021.

Questions on these documents may be sent to 180days@nysed.gov

Last Updated: May 26, 2021