Escondido Union HSD | BP 6185 Instruction
Community Day School
The Governing Board recognizes the need to provide an appropriate alternative educational program for expelled students who are prohibited from attending regular schools in the district and for certain students referred by probation or district processes. The district shall operate a community day school designed to meet the needs of these students. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that any such school is operated in accordance with legal requirements related to enrollment, instructional time and facilities.
The Board perceives the community day school as a flexible component of a comprehensive effort to meet the needs of expelled and other at-risk students throughout the district. The Superintendent or designee shall solicit input from the County Superintendent of Schools and neighboring districts when designing the district community day school and shall collaborate with them in fulfilling district wide needs.
In order to foster positive attitudes and academic progress, the Board recognizes that community day schools must give students substantial individual help with their educational and social emotional needs. Community day school staff shall collaborate with district counselors, psychologists, and other support staff and with the county office of education, law enforcement, probation, and human services agency staff who work with at-risk youth. To the extent possible, community day school programs shall provide a low student-teacher ratio as well as individualized instruction and assessment.
(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)
(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)
(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 and administrative regulation.
(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)
(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
The Superintendent or designee may require community day school students to attend school for up to six 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.
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
300 Minors subject to jurisdiction
602 Minors violating laws defining crime; ward of court
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES
0306.96 Expulsion Policies and Expulsion Placements, SPB: 95/96-04
CDE, Educational Options Office: http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/essdiv/edoptshome.html
Policy ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 10, 2010 Escondido, California