Vista USD | BP 6178.2 Instruction
Regional Occupational Center/Program
Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants district flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Vista Unified School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 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 Board of Trustees 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.
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 or full-time basis, a district high school or adult 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)
Adult students may have access to ROC/P classes offered on high school campuses during the school day.
A student who is attending an ROC/P may be exempted from the district's full-time compulsory continuation education program and/or physical education in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation. (Education Code 48410, 52316)
The district may provide or arrange for transportation to the ROC/P in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.
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.
The Board shall annually hold a public hearing to review and assess the participation of district students in grades 11-12 in the ROC/P and shall adopt an annual plan to increase participation of students in this program, unless it is determined that there are no additional district students who would benefit from this participation. (Education Code 52304.1)
The Board also shall review student achievement data for participating district students.
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
51225.3 Requirements for graduation
60900 California longitudinal student achievement data system
6500-6536 Joint powers agreements
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
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6319 Highly qualified teachers
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
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 VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: June 23, 2011 Vista, California