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Petaluma City Schools |  AR  0420.3  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

School-Based Student Motivation And Maintenance Program   

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School Plan

When the school site council in any school decides to have the school participate in a School-Based Pupil Motivation and Maintenance program, it shall develop a plan for increasing the school's retention rate for all students, with special emphasis on the needs of high-risk students. (Education Code 54726)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

The school site council shall consult with local officials, including officials from law enforcement and public health, and with representatives from nonprofit organizations that work with at-risk youth before submitting a school plan. (Education Code 54726)

The school plan shall include, but not be limited to: (Education Code 52890, 54726)

1. A staff development program for teachers, other school personnel, paraprofessionals and volunteers, including those participating in special programs.

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

2. Utilization of student study teams to identify and assess the needs of students who are dropouts or potential dropouts, and to develop programs to meet those needs. Each student study team shall include:

a. As appropriate, the student identified as a dropout or potential dropout

b. The student's parents/guardians

c. One of the student's teachers or, for a dropout, a teacher who would have been one of the student's teachers

d. The principal or designee

e. Other appropriate resource teachers or specialists

f. As appropriate, representatives of public or private community organizations, park and recreation agencies, law enforcement agencies, or business and industry

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)

3. Procedures for coordinating services at the school level in order to help students participate successfully in the core academic curricula and specialized curricula related to jobs and career opportunities.

4. Instructional and auxiliary services to meet the special needs of students who are at high risk of not succeeding in the regular program or dropping out of school, non- or limited-English-speaking, educationally disadvantaged, gifted and talented, or disabled. For non- or limited-English-speaking students, services shall include instruction in the language they understand.

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

5. At the elementary school level, provisions for early identification and intervention to address learning problems, including but not limited to the assessment of primary grade students to identify and begin remediation of developmental and other learning difficulties.

6. Emphasis on literacy and basic skills development.

7. Emphasis on curriculum content and teaching strategies that relate to job or career opportunities.

8. The manner in which the school will utilize outreach consultant(s) and integrate and coordinate their skills and talents.

9. Other activities and objectives established by the school site council.

10. Proposed expenditures of funds available to the school through the categorical programs described in Education Code 54723 and other available funds.

The school site council shall annually review the plan, establish a new budget and, if necessary, make other modifications in the plan to reflect changing needs and priorities of the school. (Education Code 54726)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that funds coordinated in this program are used to supplement, not supplant, existing state and local funding. (Education Code 54725)

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)


approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California