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SB-304 Juvenile court school pupils: joint transition planning policy: individualized transition plan.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/18/2017 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 18, 2017
Passed  IN  Senate  September 14, 2017
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 13, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  September 05, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  July 05, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 13, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 304


Introduced by Senator Portantino
(Coauthor: Senator Mitchell)

February 13, 2017


An act to amend Section 48647 of the Education Code, relating to juvenile court school pupils.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 304, Portantino. Juvenile court school pupils: joint transition planning policy: individualized transition plan.
Existing law provides that a county office of education and county probation department shall have a joint transition planning policy that includes collaboration with relevant local educational agencies to coordinate education and services for youth in the juvenile justice system.
This bill would require a pupil detained for more than 20 consecutive schooldays to have an individualized transition plan, as specified, to be developed by the county office of education in collaboration with the county probation department, and to have a transition portfolio, as described, developed by the county office of education to be accessible to the pupil upon his or her release. The bill would require, for pupils detained for 20 consecutive schooldays or less, the pupil’s individualized learning plan, if one exists, to be made available by the county office of education to the pupil upon his or her release. The bill would require the county office of education, in collaboration with the county probation department, to establish procedures for the timely, accurate, complete, and confidential transfer of educational records, as specified. By imposing additional requirements on local agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 48647 of the Education Code is amended to read:

48647.
 (a) Local educational agencies are strongly encouraged to enter into memoranda of understanding and create joint policies, systems, including data sharing systems, transition centers, and other joint structures that will allow for the immediate transfer of educational records, create uniform systems for calculating and awarding course credit, and allow for the immediate enrollment of pupils transferring from juvenile court schools.
(b) As part of their existing responsibilities for coordinating education and services for youth in the juvenile justice system, the county office of education and county probation department shall have a joint transition planning policy that includes collaboration with relevant local educational agencies to improve communication regarding dates of release and the educational needs of pupils who have had contact with the juvenile justice system, to coordinate immediate school placement and enrollment, and to ensure that probation officers in the community have the information they need to support the return of pupils who are being transferred from juvenile court schools to public schools in their communities.
(c) Each pupil detained for more than 20 consecutive schooldays shall have an individualized transition plan developed by the county office of education in collaboration with the county probation department, as needed. The individualized transition plan shall be developed before the pupil’s release and reviewed and revised as needed and shall address, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) The academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and career needs of the pupil.
(2) The identification and engagement of programs, including higher education programs, services, and individuals to support a pupil’s successful transition into and out of the juvenile detention facility.
(d) Each pupil detained for more than 20 consecutive schooldays shall have a transition portfolio developed by the county office of education before the pupil’s release that is accessible to the pupil upon his or her release from the juvenile detention facility and that contains all of the following:
(1) School transcripts.
(2) The pupil’s individualized learning plan, if applicable. For purposes of this section, an individualized learning plan is a plan developed collaboratively by a pupil and school personnel that identifies academic and career goals and how the pupil will progress toward meeting those goals.
(3) The pupil’s individualized education program adopted pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.), if applicable.
(4) The pupil’s plan adopted pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 794(a)), if applicable.
(5) Any academic and vocational assessments.
(6) An analysis of credits completed and needed.
(7) Any certificates or diplomas earned by the pupil.
(e) For each pupil detained for 20 consecutive schooldays or fewer, a copy of the pupil’s individualized learning plan, if one exists, shall be made available by the county office of education to the pupil upon his or her release, where possible.
(f) The county office of education, in collaboration, as needed, with the county probation department, shall establish procedures for the timely, accurate, complete, and confidential transfer of educational records in compliance with state and federal law.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.