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Weekend/Saturday Classes   

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The Governing Board desires to increase educational opportunities outside the regular school week in order to meet student needs and promote academic achievement. When staffing, facilities, and other resources are available, the Board may approve the provision of classes on Saturday that support and are integrated with other learning opportunities.

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)

(cf. 6111 - School Calendar)

Any class offered on a Saturday pursuant to Education Code 37223, except in regional occupational centers or programs (ROC/Ps), shall be one offered Monday through Friday during the regular school week. (Education Code 37223)

Weekend classes may include, but are not limited to:

1. Makeup classes for unexcused absences occurring during the week (Education Code 37223)

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)

(cf. 6154 - Homework/Makeup Work)

2. Supplemental instruction for students who need additional assistance to meet academic standards or requirements

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

3. Enrichment classes in core academic subjects

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6142.92 - Mathematics Instruction)

Weekend attendance shall not result in crediting any student with more than five days of attendance per week. (Education Code 37223)

Attendance at weekend classes offered pursuant to Education Code 37223 shall be voluntary, except that truants, as defined in Education Code 48260, may be required to attend classes on one day of a weekend in order to make up lost instructional time. (Education Code 37223)

A student shall be excused from a weekend class if such attendance would be in conflict with his/her religious beliefs. Such students shall be given priority for enrollment in any other available supplemental instruction offered at a time other than during the weekend.

(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

Unless the requirement is waived by the California Department of Education, the district shall provide at least one nutritionally adequate meal during the weekend session in accordance with Education Code 49550.

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced-Price Meals)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

Legal Reference:


37223 Weekend classes

37252-37253 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

49550 Meals for needy students

52060-52077 Local control and accountability plan

Management Resources:


Requesting a Summer School Meal Waiver and/or a Saturday School Meal Waiver, Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin NSD-SNP-03-2013, February 2013


California Department of Education:


adopted: September 15, 2014 Fallbrook, California