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Students between grades 9 and 10 earning less than 40 credits may be retained in grade 9 the following school year. Students who have been retained in grade 9 and earned at least 90 credits shall be promoted to the 11th grade for their third year of high school.

Parents shall be notified in writing when a pupil is identified as being at risk of retention. The notice shall be provided as early in the school year as practicable. The pupil's parent or guardian shall have the opportunity to consult with the teacher or teachers responsible for the decision to retain.

The parent of a student recommended for retention may file an appeal in writing with the Executive Director of Educational Services within 30 days of the notice to retain. If an appeal is made, the burden shall be on the appealing party to show shy the decision should be overruled.

Supplemental Instruction

With the parent/guardian's consent, the Superintendent or designee may require a student in grade 9 who has been retained at grade level to participate in a program of direct, systematic and intensive supplemental instruction that meets the requirements of Education Code 37252.5. Such programs shall be offered during the summer, after school, on Saturdays and/or during intersessions. Services shall not be provided during the regular instructional day if it would result in the student being removed from classroom instruction in the core curriculum. (Education Code 37252.5)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

The Superintendent or designee shall seek the active involvement of parents/guardians and classroom teachers in the development and implementation of these supplemental instructional programs. (Education Code 37252.5)


approved: March 12, 2019 Delano, California