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San Lorenzo Valley USD |  BP  6178.2  Instruction

Regional Occupational Center/Program   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The San Lorenzo Valley USD has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2014-15 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

The Governing Board desires to provide opportunities for district students to receive specialized training and career technical skills through a regional occupational center or program (ROC/P) that prepares them for employment, advanced training, or postsecondary education.

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

The district shall refer eligible students to an ROC/P that has been established by the County Superintendent of Schools and is under the governance of the County Board of Education. (Education Code 52301, 52310.5)

The Board and Superintendent or designee shall maintain effective communications with the County Board and County Superintendent in order to ensure that district students receive a high-quality career technical program. The Superintendent or designee shall work with the County Superintendent to identify appropriate means for the district to provide input into ROC/P program development, budget adoption, program evaluation, and other matters.

The Board may enter into a contract with the county-operated ROC/P to provide district teachers, student support services, facilities, or other services to students enrolled in the ROC/P.

Student Eligibility and Participation

To enroll in the ROC/P on a part-time basis, a district high school student must have his/her admittance approved by the ROC/P based on a determination that he/she will benefit from the program. To be eligible, a student must be at least 16 years of age, unless he/she meets one of the conditions specified in Education Code 52314. (Education Code 52314, 52314.5, 52315) Students who are fifteen (15) years of age must complete a waiver (provided by Santa Cruz County Office of Education Regional Occupational Program) signed by ROP Administrator, Counselor, or designee.

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

Credits earned from courses completed in an ROC/P may be applied toward fulfillment of high school graduation course requirements. (Education Code 51225.3, 52310)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

Student Services

The district's academic counseling program shall be designed to increase students' awareness of available educational options aligned with their career goals, including, as appropriate, career technical programs offered through the ROC/P.

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

1205 Classification of counties

37223 Weekend classes

39807.5 Transportation to ROC/P, parent/guardian payment

41850 Transportation to ROC/P, apportionments

44910 Permanent employment status; preclusion of ROC/P service

46140 Attendance credit

46300 Computation of average daily attendance

48410 Exemption from compulsory continuation education

48430-48433 Continuation education, ROC/P classes

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

52300-52335.6 Regional occupational centers/programs

52378 Supplemental school counseling program, grades 7-12

60850-60859 High school exit examination

60900 California longitudinal student achievement data system

GOVERNMENT CODE

6500-6536 Joint powers agreements

LABOR CODE

3368 Workers' compensation, responsibility in jointly operated ROC/P

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE

15037.1 Education and job training, performance accountability

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

10080-10092 Community classrooms

10100-10111 Cooperative vocational education

11500-11508 Regional occupational centers and programs

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

2301-2414 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

6319 Highly qualified teachers

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

2008-2012 State Plan for Career Technical Education

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs Operations Handbook March 2008

Model Programs and Practices: Setting Standards for Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs), rev. October 2007

Career Technical Education Framework for California Public Schools, Grades Seven Through Twelve, January 2007

California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, Grades Seven Through Twelve, May 2005

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Association for Career and Technical Education: http://www.acteonline.org

California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs: http://www.carocp.org

California Department of Education, ROC/P: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/rp

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

Policy SAN LORENZO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 4, 2009 Ben Lomond, California