High-Risk Youth Education and Public Safety Program. Article 2. Plan Submission and Approval
(a) A county office of education or a school district may establish and maintain a program to serve high-risk youth for the purpose of enhancing educational opportunities and reducing juvenile crime and delinquency. The program may serve high-risk first-time offenders or transitioning high-risk youth, or both. To be eligible to establish and maintain this program, the county superintendent of schools or the superintendent of the school district shall develop a comprehensive, multiagency plan to serve the needs of pupils who are eligible to participate in this program.
(b) In developing the plan, the county office of education or school district shall include participation of other local education agencies within the county, local government entities, and the community, including, but not limited to, community-based youth development organizations, probation, social service and mental health agencies, civic organizations, the business community, religious groups, parents, city or county law enforcement, the district attorney, the public defender, and youth who are representative of those needing services.
(c) The local plan shall provide for eligible youth to participate in a structured daily program of at least eight hours daily duration under the direct supervision of one or more employees of one or more of the agencies participating in the plan. This program shall also include a minimum of four hours of academic instruction on every schoolday. Independent study may not be utilized as a means of providing any part of the schoolday. The local plan shall be jointly approved by the governing board of the county office of education or the governing board of the school district, as appropriate, and the chief probation officer.
(d) Those county offices of education and school districts developing plans to serve high-risk first-time offenders pursuant to this chapter, shall also address the provisions in Section 47761. If the county offices of education and school districts develop plans to serve high-risk transitioning youth pursuant to this chapter, they shall also address the provisions in Section 47766. County offices of education and school districts developing plans to serve both youth populations shall address the provisions of Sections 47761 and 47766.
(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 340, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 47761
Education Code 47766