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Flexible Calendar

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What Is Flex?

The Board of Governors through the Chancellor’s Office is required by California Code of Regulations to oversee the Flexible Calendar program for the California Community Colleges. The Flexible (Flex) program consists of professional development activities “in-lieu-of” regular instruction.

Flex activities (CCR, title 5, division 6, chapter 6, subchapter 8, article 2, section 55724, item a-4) can be, but are not limited to, training programs, group retreats, field experiences, and workshops in activities such as course and program development and revision, staff development activities, development of new instructional materials, and other instruction-related activities.

When Is Flex?

The academic calendar, consisting of 175 instructional days, is negotiated between the Peralta Community College District and the Peralta Federation of Teachers for a three-year period. Six days per academic year are designated as district and college flex days for the purposes of professional development. The established flex days for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 academic years are:

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014: Wednesday-Friday, August 13-15
Spring 2015: Wednesday-Friday, January 14-16

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015: Wednesday-Friday, August 19-21
Spring 2016: Wednesday-Friday, January 20-22

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016: Wednesday-Friday, August 17-19
Spring 2017: Wednesday-Friday, January 18-20