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The Governing Board 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 another 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 Superintendent or designee shall collaborate with the County Superintendent of Schools and, as appropriate, other districts within the county to develop, for Board adoption, a plan for providing education services and appropriate placements to all expelled students in the county. (Education Code 48926)

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 service resources, including, but not limited to, school counselors and psychologists, academic counselors, and student discipline personnel

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for the involuntary transfer of students to a community day school in accordance with law. (Education Code 48662)

The Superintendent or designee may require community day school students to attend school for up to seven days each week in a directed program designed to provide students with the skills and attitudes necessary for success when they are returned to a regular school environment. (Education Code 48666)

A community day school shall not be situated on the same site as a regular district elementary, middle, junior high, comprehensive senior high, opportunity, or continuation school, except when allowed by law and when the Board certifies by a two-thirds vote that no satisfactory alternative facilities are available for the community day school. Such Board certification shall be valid for not more than one school year and may be renewed by a subsequent two-thirds vote of the Board. (Education Code 48661)

(cf. 9323.2 - Actions by the Board)

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

The Superintendent or designee shall regularly report to the Board regarding the academic performance and other outcomes of students enrolled in a community day school.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

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 5

1068-1074 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 DENAIR UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: December 8, 2016 Denair, California