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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.

School Day and Length of School Year

School Day

The school day shall be arranged and scheduled by the administration so as to offer the greatest educational return for the time spent, within the limitations of school facilities and requirements of state law and regulations.

Length of School Year

Each school year shall provide at least 180 days of school for all grades and a minimum of 900 hours of actual school work.  In meeting this requirement, no more than 7 hours of actual school work in any school day shall be credited toward meeting the 900 hour minimum.  Actual school work shall exclude time provided for student lunch periods and non-instructional recesses at the elementary schools and students’ lunch and passing time in the middle and senior high schools.

Exceptions shall be granted for children requiring special education and related services, as determined by their individualized education program.

Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statues:
   10-15  Towns to maintain schools
   10-16  Length of school year

State Board of Education Regulations
   10-76d-3 Conditions of instruction; length of school day and year

Adopted:     June 6, 1988
Revised:      November 16, 2010


West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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