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Antelope Valley Union HSD |  BP  6185  Instruction

Community Day School   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes the need to provide an appropriate alternative educational option for expelled students who are prohibited from attending regular schools in the district, students referred by probation pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 300 or 602, and students referred by a school attendance review board or other district-level referral process. The district's community day school program shall be designed to meet the needs of these students and ensure academic progress necessary for their success when returned to a regular school environment.

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

The district's community day school program shall be designed to give students substantial individual help with their problems. To the extent possible, the program shall include:

1. Cooperation with the county office of education, law enforcement, probation, and human services agencies personnel who work with at-risk youth

2. Low student-teacher ratio

3. Individualized instruction and assessment

4. Maximum collaboration with district support services resources, including, but not limited to, school counselors and psychologists, academic counselors, and student discipline personnel

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Community day schools shall be operated in safe, well-maintained facilities that meet the requirements of Education Code 17292.5.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

1980-1986 County community schools

17085-17096 Emergency portable facilities

17280-17316 Field Act, approvals

17365-17374 Field Act, fitness of occupancy

48260-48273 Truants

48660-48666 Community day schools

48900-48926 Suspension or expulsion

52052 Accountability

52064.5 Program evaluation; state evaluation rubrics

WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE

300 Minors subject to jurisdiction

602 Minors violating laws defining crime; ward of court

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE

51068-1074 Alternative schools accountability systems

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

104.35 Evaluation and placement of students with disabilities

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Guidelines for Establishing a Community Day School

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/eo/cd

Policy ANTELOPE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 6, 1999 Lancaster, California

revised: December 12, 2019