§ 16-2-3. Emergency reduction of school year.
In the event of any emergency brought about by the incidence of any epidemic or the threat of an epidemic or any emergency which may endanger the health of children or the physical well being of the community, the school committee of any city or town with the approval of the board of regents for elementary and secondary education may reduce the number of school days to not less than one hundred seventy (170) days; provided, that the compensation of teachers, janitors, clerks, and other employees in the public schools of the city or town shall not be reduced by reason of the shortening of the school year.
(G.L. 1938, ch. 179, § 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3642, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 16-2-3.)