An Act 80 day in Pennsylvania is a school day that has been reduced due to activities that are required for an educational programme and have been approved by the Department of Education. Parent-teacher conferences, strategy planning, and in-service activities are all on the agenda these days.
The state of Pennsylvania requires elementary and secondary school students to attend 180 days of instruction per school year. Act 80 creates exceptions to this provision to ensure that teachers are able to give these pupils with high-quality instruction. On Act 80 school days, the school day may begin with a pre-scheduled delay or the pupils may be let out early so that they do not have to attend in the afternoon.