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Escondido Union ESD |  BP  6177  Instruction

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Escondido Union School District 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 2012-13 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 Education recognizes that summer school provides valuable opportunities for students to improve their basic skills and make academic progress. When the need is demonstrated and funds are available, the superintendent or designee, with board approval, shall establish summer school day classes for purposes of remediation, enrichment, or acceleration for incoming sixth- though eighth-grade students.

The district's summer school may be used to provide direct, systematic, and intensive supplemental instruction to students in grades six through eight who have been retained at grade level, identified as being at risk of retention, or identified as having a deficiency in mathematics, reading, or written expression based on the results of the statewide Standardized Testing and Reporting Program. (Education Code 37252.5)

The curriculum of the program shall reflect state academic content standards to the extent that the district curriculum is aligned with those state standards, and shall be designed to assist students to succeed on the exit examination. (Education Code 60851)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

Enrollment Priorities

Priority will go to those district students eligible for supplemental instruction on the basis of retention, recommendation for retention, or insufficient progress toward district proficiency standards. The remaining openings shall be offered to district students on a first-come first-served basis, including students on Home Education. To the extent that space is available after district students have enrolled, remaining openings shall be open to charter or private school students. (Education Code 37253)


Because summer courses cover extensive instructional content in a relatively short time period, consistent class attendance is crucial. Students who have more than three excused absences will be dropped from their summer school class(es) and will not receive credit for their summer session. Students who have more than one unexcused absence will be dropped and will not receive credit for their summer session class(es).

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 6154 - Homework/Make-Up Work)

Rotation of School Sites

Sites for summer school programs may be rotated in an effort to make summer school programs more accessible to all students, regardless of residence or regular attendance area, and to equalize long-term facility and maintenance needs.

(cf. 5116 - School Attendance Boundaries)

Legal Reference:


420-428 Intensive English language and literacy instruction, summer school

37252-37254.1 Supplemental instructional programs

41976.5 Summer school programs, substantially disabled persons or graduating high school seniors

42239-42239.2 Summer school apportionments

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention

51210 Areas of study for elementary schools

51220 Areas of study for grades 7-12

51730-51732 Powers of governing boards (authorization for elementary summer school classes)

53025-53031 Intensive reading instruction, summer school

53091-53094 Intensive algebra instruction, summer school

58700-58702 Credit towards summer school apportionments for tutoring and homework assistance program

58806 Summer school apportionments

60851 Supplemental instruction toward exit examination


3043 Extended school year

11470-11472 Summer schools


70 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 282 (1987)


adopted: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California