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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 27. PUPILS [48000 - 49704]

  ( Part 27 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. Compulsory Education Law [48200 - 48361]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

ARTICLE 3. Pupils Exempt [48220 - 48232]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

48220.
  

The classes of children described in this article, shall be exempted by the proper school authorities from the requirements of attendance upon a public full-time day school.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

48222.
  

Children who are being instructed in a private full-time day school by persons capable of teaching shall be exempted. Such school shall, except under the circumstances described in Section 30, be taught in the English language and shall offer instruction in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools of the state. The attendance of the pupils shall be kept by private school authorities in a register, and the record of attendance shall indicate clearly every absence of the pupil from school for a half day or more during each day that school is maintained during the year.

Exemptions under this section shall be valid only after verification by the attendance supervisor of the district, or other person designated by the board of education, that the private school has complied with the provisions of Section 33190 requiring the annual filing by the owner or other head of a private school of an affidavit or statement of prescribed information with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The verification required by this section shall not be construed as an evaluation, recognition, approval, or endorsement of any private school or course.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

48223.
  

Children who are mentally gifted and who are being instructed in a private full-time day school by persons capable of teaching, where all or part of the courses of instruction required to be taught in the public schools of this state is taught in a foreign language with not less than 50 percent of the total daily instructional time taught in the English language, shall be exempted. The attendance of the pupils shall be kept pursuant to Section 48222.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

48224.
  

Children not attending a private, full-time, day school and who are being instructed in study and recitation for at least three hours a day for 175 days each calendar year by a private tutor or other person in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools of this state and in the English language shall be exempted. The tutor or other person shall hold a valid state credential for the grade taught. The instruction shall be offered between the hours of 8 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

48225.
  

The governing board of any school district which has children holding work permits to work temporarily in the entertainment or allied industries who are exempted from attending public full-time day school under the provisions of this article, or a county superintendent of schools, may contract with any person, firm or corporation responsible for the education of any children, so employed or acting on behalf thereof, to provide eligibility lists and placement services for qualified teaching and other necessary personnel for the tutoring of such children while so employed. Such personnel shall not for these purposes be deemed public employees. The contract shall require the payment of all costs of the school district, or the county superintendent of schools in providing the lists or services.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

48225.5.
  

(a) (1) Notwithstanding Section 48200, a pupil who holds a work permit to work for a period of not more than five consecutive days in the entertainment or allied industries shall be excused from school during the period that the pupil is working in the entertainment or allied industry for a maximum of up to five absences per school year.

(2) Notwithstanding Section 48200, a pupil shall be excused from school in order to participate with a not-for-profit performing arts organization in a performance for a public school pupil audience for a maximum of up to five days per school year provided the pupil’s parent or guardian provides a written note to the school authorities explaining the reason for the pupil’s absence.

(b) A pupil absent from school under this section shall be permitted to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence that can be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory completion, shall be given full credit therefor. The teacher of any class from which a pupil is absent shall determine, pursuant to the regulations of the governing board of the school district, or the county board of education, what assignments the pupil shall make up and in what period of time the pupil shall complete those assignments. The tests and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that the pupil missed during the absence.

(c) A pupil absent pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall receive instruction during the period of the absence from a studio teacher certified by the Labor Commissioner holding credentials as defined in Section 11755 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. The instruction shall be offered between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. for pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, inclusive, and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for pupils in grades 7 to 12, inclusive. The school district or county superintendent of schools shall accept the work done by the pupil and the grades given to the pupil on that work and shall provide the pupil with credit for the instruction the pupil received from that teacher.

(d) At the request of a pupil excused from school pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), the pupil may be permitted to enroll in a work experience program of the school district and shall receive appropriate academic credit for that work experience.

(e) This section shall apply to all pupils, whether a pupil is enrolled in regular classes or special education classes, a regional occupational program or center, or a program of independent study, or any other program of the school district or county superintendent of schools.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 879, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1998.)

48230.
  

Children who hold permits to work shall be exempted, but such children shall be subject to compulsory attendance upon part-time classes.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

48231.
  

Notwithstanding Section 48201, pupils between 12 and 18 years of age who enter an attendance area from another state within 10 schooldays before the end of the school term during which such entrance occurs are exempt for the remainder of the school term.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1221.)

48232.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a child who will be 15 years old at the time a leave of absence is to begin may take a leave of absence from school for a period of up to one semester, if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) The school district governing board adopts a written policy to allow pupil leaves of absence consistent with this section.

(b) The purpose of the leave is supervised travel, study, training, or work not available to the pupil under another education option.

(c) A written agreement is entered into that is signed by the child’s parent or guardian, the principal or administrative officer of the school which the child would otherwise attend, a classroom teacher familiar with the child’s academic progress selected by the child, and the district supervisor of child welfare and attendance, and that provides for all of the following:

(1) The purpose of the leave.

(2) The length of time the child will be on leave.

(3) A meeting between, or contact with, the child and a school official designated in the agreement at least once a month while the child is on leave.

(4) A statement incorporating the provisions contained in subdivision (b).

(d) The child shall be entitled to return to school at any time. No child who takes a leave of absence shall be penalized from completing his or her academic requirements within a time period equal to that of classmates who did not take a leave of absence, plus a period of time equal to the leave of absence. However, when a child reenrolls at any time other than the beginning of a semester, the school shall not be required to give makeup sessions during that semester for the classes that the child has missed.

(e) A leave of absence may be extended for an additional semester upon approval by all parties to the written agreement and the local school attendance review board.

(f) No leave of absence may be taken that would continue past the end of the school year in which the leave is taken.

(g) If the pupil does not contact the designated school official as stipulated in the written agreement, the leave of absence shall be nullified.

Any party to the written agreement may nullify the agreement for cause at any time.

(h) No more than 1 percent of the pupils enrolled and in attendance at each school shall be permitted to take a leave of absence during each academic year.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 922, Sec. 103. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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