Santa Cruz City Schools | BP 5112.3 Students
Student Leave Of Absence
The Governing Board recognizes the importance of regular school attendance in promoting student achievement. However, the Board also recognizes that, in rare circumstances, it may be beneficial for a student to participate in opportunities outside the school which contribute to his/her educational experience.
The Superintendent or designee may grant student leaves of absence for the purpose of supervised travel, study, training, or work not available to the student under another educational option. Such leave may be granted to a student 15 years of age or older in the regular program and to a student age 16-18 in the continuation education program. (Education Code 48232, 48416)
(cf. 6184 - Continuation Education)
When feasible, students shall be encouraged to instead enroll in the district's independent study program to allow for greater contact and coordination with district staff.
(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)
48232 Leave of absence for students age 15 at time of commencement of leave
48410 Exemption from continuation education
48416 Leave of absence for students age 16 to 18 inclusive
7050 Purposes for which emancipated minor considered an adult
Policy SANTA CRUZ CITY SCHOOLS
adopted: October 10, 2012 Soquel, California