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Atascadero USD |  BP  6184  Instruction

Continuation Education   

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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.

The Board of Trustees provides a continuation education program to meet the special needs of students 16 and 17 years old who are not attending a high school or other appropriate educational institution and who are not legally exempted from compulsory school attendance. (Education Code 48400) Continuation education classes shall provide:

1. An opportunity for the student to complete courses required for high school graduation.

2. A program of instruction that emphasizes occupational orientation, or a work-study program that offers intensive guidance services to meet students' special needs.

3. A program designed to meet each student's educational needs, with classroom instruction supplemented by independent study, regional occupational programs, work-study, career counseling, and/or job placement services. (Education Code 48430)

The Board further expects this program to help students develop self-confidence, a sense of responsibility, and tolerance for a variety of viewpoints. Students shall be encouraged to understand and obey laws, to manage money wisely, and to engage in constructive recreational activities.

Students under 16 shall be discouraged from enrolling voluntarily in this program.

(cf. 6182 - Opportunity School/Class/Program)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations governing the involuntary transfer of students into the continuation program, including students under the age of 16.

The Board shall evaluate its continuation education program and annually report required information to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(cf. 5112.3 - Student Leave of Absence)

Legal Reference:


41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

42243.7 District Revenue Limit for Districts with a Continuation High School.

48400-48454 Compulsory continuation education in general, especially

48401 Weekly minimum attendance requirement

48402 Minors not regularly employed

48410 Persons exempted from continuation classes

48412 Certificate of proficiency; examination fees

48413 Enrollment in continuation classes

48414 Persons exempted from compulsory continuation education; reenrollment in District

48416 Leave of absence for students aged 16 to 18 inclusive

48430 Legislative intent; continuation education schools and classes

48431 Establishment and maintenance of guidance placement and follow-up program

48432 Establishment and maintenance of continuation classes for minors

48432.5 Involuntary transfer to continuation school

48433 Minimum hours of instruction

48434 Hours when classes are maintained

48450-48454 Violation

48903 Limitations on days of suspension


7000-7002 Emancipation of minors law

7050 Purposes for which emancipated minor considered an adult


54 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 262


adopted: March 7, 2000 Atascadero, California