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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Atascadero USD has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

Cautionary Notice 2010-13: AB 1610 (Ch. 724, Statutes of 2010) amended Education Code 37252.2 to relieve districts from the obligation, until July 1, 2013, to perform any activities that are deemed to be reimbursable state mandates under that section. As a result, certain provisions of the following policy or administrative regulation that reflect those requirements may be suspended.

The Board of Trustees expects students to progress through each grade within one school year. To accomplish this, instruction should accommodate the varying interests and growth patterns of individual students and include strategies for addressing academic deficiencies when needed.

Students shall progress through the grade levels by demonstrating growth in learning and meeting grade-level standards of expected student achievement.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary School Promotion/Standards of Proficiency)

Progress toward high school graduation shall be based on the student's ability to pass the subjects and electives necessary to earn the required number of credits. The student must also meet the minimum proficiency requirements set by the Board.

When high academic achievement is evident, the Superintendent or designee may recommend a student for acceleration into a higher grade level. The student's social and emotional growth shall be taken into consideration in making a determination to accelerate a student.

As early as possible in the school year and in students' school careers, the Superintendent or designee shall identify students who should be retained and who are at risk of being retained in accordance with law, Board policy, administrative regulation and the following criteria:

Students shall be identified on the basis of grades. The following other indicators of academic achievement shall also be used:

STAR test results

District Assessments



(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

When a student is recommended for retention or is identified as being at risk for retention, the Superintendent or designee shall provide opportunities for remedial instruction to assist the student in overcoming his/her academic deficiencies. Such opportunities may include but are not limited to tutorial programs, after-school programs, summer school programs and/or the establishment of a student study team.

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

Legal Reference:


37252-37254.1 Supplemental instruction

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

46300 Method of computing ADA

48011 Admission on completing kindergarten; grade placement of pupils coming from other Districts

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention

48431.6 Required systematic review of students and grading

51215 Proficiency standards in basic skills

51216 Assessment of pupil proficiency

51217 Withholding diploma (high school)

51218 Separate proficiency standards

56345 Elements of individualized education plan

60641-60647 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

60648 Minimum performance levels


200-202 Admission and exclusion of students

Management Resources:


06121.89-06123.89 Educating Young Children: Next Steps in Implementing the School Readiness Task Force Report

0916.91 Retention of Students in Elementary and Middle Grades, CIL 91/92-02


0900.90 Changes in Law concerning Eligibility for Admission to Kindergarten 90-10


1001.98 Promotion and Retention #21610


1112.98 Student Promotion/Retention Advisory





adopted: October 5, 1999 Atascadero, California