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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 may provide classes on Saturday and/or Sunday in order to meet the academic needs of students.

Weekend classes may include, but are not limited to: (Education Code 37223)

1. Continuation classes

2. Special day classes for mentally gifted minors

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

3. Makeup classes for unexcused absences occurring during the week

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 5113.1 - Attendance Supervision)

(cf. 6154 - Homework/Makeup Work)

4. The programs of a regional occupational center or regional occupational program

Pursuant to Education Code 37252 and 37252.2, districts must offer supplemental instruction to students in grades 7-12 who are not making sufficient progress towards the exit examination required for high school graduation and students in grades 2-9 who are retained or recommended for retention pursuant to Education Code 48070.5. These programs may be offered on Saturdays, during summer, before school, after school, and/or during intersessions. Optional supplemental instructional programs that may be offered at these times are described in Education Code 37252.8 and 37253, as these sections were amended by AB 1136 (Ch. 402, Statutes of 2005). In addition, the Pupil Retention Block Grant (Education Code 41505-41506, as amended by AB 1136) allows block grant funding to be spent for the purposes of intensive reading or algebra programs described in Education Code 53025-53032 and 53091-53095.

Saturday classes may also be used to provide supplemental instruction for students who are failing to meet academic requirements and/or students who desire enrichment in core academic subjects in accordance with law, board policy, and administrative regulation. (Education Code 37252, 37252.2, 37252, 37253, 41505-41506)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Retention/Acceleration)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

Legal Reference:


37223 Weekend classes

37252-37254.1 Supplemental instruction

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

41601 Reports of average daily attendance

42239 Summer school attendance computation

44824 Weekend classes, assignment of certificated employees

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention, supplemental instruction

48205 Excused absence for personal reasons

48260 Truants, definition

51000-52706 General instructional programs, especially

51002 Development of local programs within guidelines


53025-53032 Intensive reading instruction

53091-53095 Intensive algebra instruction


adopted: October 23, 2003 Escondido, California

revised: September 14,2006