Petaluma City Schools | AR 6179 Instruction
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.
Supplemental instructional programs shall be offered outside the regular school day. Such programs may be offered during the summer, before school, after school, on Saturday, and/or during intersessions. (Education Code 37252, 37252.2, 37252.8, 37253)
(cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)
(cf. 6111 - School Calendar)
(cf. 6112 - School Day)
(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)
(cf. 6177 - Summer School)
Priority for enrollment in supplemental instruction offered at a time other than Saturday shall be given to any student whose parent/guardian has informed the Superintendent or designee that the student is unable to attend a Saturday school program for religious reasons. (Education Code 37252, 37252.2, 37252.8, 37253)
Supplemental Instruction Based on Retention or Academic Deficiencies
Students in grades 2-9 who have been retained or recommended for retention shall be eligible for supplemental instruction under the following circumstances: (Education Code 37252.2)
1. For the purposes of this program, a student shall be considered to be enrolled in a grade immediately upon completion of the preceding grade.
2. Students who were enrolled in grade 6 or 9 during the prior school year shall be eligible for summer school instruction.
(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)
To the extent that the district provides supplemental instruction to students in grades 2-6 who are identified as being at risk of retention or as having deficiencies in mathematics, reading, or written expression, those students also shall be subject to the provisions set forth in items #1 and #2 above. (Education Code 37252.8)
The Superintendent or designee shall seek the active involvement of parents/guardians and classroom teachers in the development and implementation of supplemental instructional programs. (Education Code 37252.2, 37252.8)
An intensive remedial program in reading or written expression shall, as needed, include instruction in phonemic awareness, systematic explicit phonics and decoding, word attack skills, spelling and vocabulary, explicit instruction of reading comprehension, writing, and study skills. (Education Code 37252.2, 37252.8)
(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)
Supplemental Instruction Based on Progress Toward Passing Exit Examination
Students in grades 7-12 who do not demonstrate "sufficient progress," as defined in Board policy, toward passing the state exit exam required for high school graduation shall be eligible for supplemental instruction under the following circumstances: (Education Code 37252)
1. For purposes of this program, a student shall be considered to be enrolled in a grade immediately upon completion of the preceding grade.
2. Students who were enrolled in grade 12 during the prior school year may be eligible for supplemental instructional programs.
(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)
(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)
The curriculum of the supplemental instruction program shall reflect state academic content standards to the extent that the district curriculum is aligned with those state standards, and shall be designed to assist students to succeed on the exit exam. (Education Code 60851)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
Supplemental Instruction Based on Failure to Pass Exit Exam by End of Grade 12
Any intensive instruction and services designed to help students pass the high school exit exam after they have failed to pass one or both parts of the exam by the end of grade 12 shall be provided as follows: (Education Code 37254)
1. Each eligible student shall receive an appropriate diagnostic assessment to identify his/her areas of need.
2. Each student shall receive intensive instruction and services based on the results of the diagnostic assessment and his/her prior results on the exit exam.
3. The intensive instruction and services shall be based on strategies that are most likely to result in the student passing the part(s) of the exit exam that he/she has not yet passed and may include, but not be limited to:
a. Individual or small group instruction
b. The hiring of additional teachers
c. Purchasing, scoring, and reviewing diagnostic assessments
e. Designing instruction to meet specific needs of eligible students
f. Appropriate teacher training to meet the needs of eligible students
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
g. Instruction in English language arts and/or mathematics that eligible students need in order to pass those parts of the exit exam not yet passed, including employing different intensive instruction and services aligned to the needs and circumstances of students who have not passed one or both parts of the exit exam by the end of grade 12 compared to other district students in grade 12 with similar needs.
h. Instruction and services by a public or nonpublic entity as determined by the Superintendent or designee.
4. English language learners shall have the opportunity to receive intensive instruction and services as described in item #2 above that also shall include services to improve English proficiency as needed to pass one or both parts of the exit exam not passed by the end of grade 12.
(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)
The intensive instruction and services may be provided during the regular school day provided that they do not supplant the student's instruction in the core curriculum areas defined in Education Code 60603 or physical education. Eligible students may receive intensive instruction and services on Saturdays, evenings, or at a time and location deemed appropriate by the Superintendent or designee in order to meet the needs of these students. (Education Code 37254)
The Superintendent or designee shall notify, in writing, all students who have not passed one or both parts of the exit exam by the end of grade 12 or the parents/guardians of such students if under age 18, of the availability of intensive instruction and services each term for the next two consecutive school years. Eligible students also shall be notified of their right to file a complaint regarding the intensive instruction and services in accordance with Education Code 35186 (Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures).
(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)
The notice shall include the name and phone number of a contact person designated by the Superintendent or designee who can assist students who have questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the availability of the additional instruction.
The notification shall be sent to the last known address before the end of each school term in sufficient time for eligible students to register for or avail themselves of those services. The notice shall also be posted in the school office, district office, and on the district's Internet web site, if any. (Education Code 37254)
(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)
Policy: PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS
adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California
revised: September 9, 2003
revised: April 8, 2008