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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 4. Attendance at Adjustment Schools [48600 - 48667]

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

ARTICLE 3. Community Day Schools [48660 - 48666]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 974, Sec. 2. )

48660.
  

(a) The governing board of a school district may establish one or more community day schools for pupils who meet one or more of the conditions described in subdivision (b) of Section 48662. A community day school may serve pupils in any of kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, inclusive, or any of grades 7 to 12, inclusive, or the same or lesser included range of grades as may be found in an individual middle or junior high school operated by the school district. If a school district is organized as a school district that serves kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, but no higher grades, the governing board of the school district may establish a community day school for any kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, upon a two-thirds vote of the governing board of the school district. It is the intent of the Legislature, that to the extent possible, the governing board of a school district operating a community day school for any of kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, separate younger pupils from older pupils within that community day school.

(b) The average daily attendance of a community day school shall be determined by dividing the total number of days of attendance in all full school months, by a divisor of 70 in the first period of each fiscal year, by a divisor of 135 in the second period of each fiscal year, and by a divisor of 180 at the annual time of each fiscal year.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 923, Sec. 41. Effective January 1, 2015.)

48660.1.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that school districts operating community day schools to the extent possible include the following program components:

(a) School district cooperation with the county office of education, law enforcement, probation, and human services agencies personnel who work with at-risk youth.

(b) Low pupil-teacher ratio.

(c) Individualized instruction and assessment.

(d) Maximum collaboration with school district support service resources, including, but not limited to, school counselors and psychologists, academic counselors, and pupil discipline personnel.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 974, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996. Operative July 1, 1996, by Sec. 9 of Ch. 974.)

48661.
  

(a) A community day school shall not be situated on the same site as an elementary, middle, junior high, comprehensive senior high, opportunity, or continuation school, except as follows:

(1) When the governing board of a school district with 2,500 or fewer units of average daily attendance reported for the most recent second principal apportionment certifies by a two-thirds vote of its membership that satisfactory alternative facilities are not available for a community day school.

(2) When the governing board of a school district that is organized as a district to serve kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, but no higher grades, certifies by a two-thirds vote of its membership that satisfactory alternative facilities are not available for a community day school.

(3) When the governing board of a school district that desires to operate a community day school to serve any of kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, inclusive, but no higher grades, certifies by a two-thirds vote of its membership that satisfactory alternative facilities are not available for a community day school.

(b) A certification made pursuant to this section is valid for not more than one school year and may be renewed by a subsequent two-thirds vote of the governing board.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 646, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2000.)

48662.
  

(a) The governing board of a school district that establishes a community day school shall adopt policies that provide procedures for the involuntary transfer of pupils to a community day school.

(b) A pupil may be assigned to a community day school only if he or she meets one or more of the following conditions:

(1) The pupil is expelled for any reason.

(2) The pupil is probation referred pursuant to Sections 300 and 602 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(3) The pupil is referred to a community day school by a school attendance review board or other district level referral process.

(4) First priority for assignment to a community day school shall be given to a pupil expelled pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 48915, second priority shall be given to pupils expelled for any other reasons, and third priority shall be given for placement to all other pupils pursuant to this section, unless there is an agreement that the county superintendent of schools shall serve any of these pupils.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 847, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999.)

48663.
  

(a) The minimum schoolday in a community day school is 360 minutes of classroom instruction provided by a certificated employee of the district reporting the attendance of the pupils for apportionment funding.

(b) A pupil enrolled in a community day school may not generate more than one day of community day school attendance credit in a schoolday for any purpose.

(c) For the purposes of calculating the additional funding provided to a school district pursuant to Section 48664, only community day school attendance shall be reported in clock hours. Attendance of less than five clock hours in a schoolday shall be disregarded for purposes of Section 48664. Five clock hours of attendance in one schoolday shall be deemed to be one-half day of attendance, for purposes of additional funding pursuant to Section 48664. Six clock hours or more of attendance in one schoolday shall be deemed to be one day of attendance, for purposes of additional funding pursuant to Section 48664.

(d) Independent study may not be utilized as a means of providing any part of the minimum instructional day provided pursuant to subdivision (a).

(e) A community day school’s academic programs shall be comparable to those available to pupils of a similar age in the school district.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 847, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1999.)

48666.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the governing board of a school district maintaining a community day school may establish attendance policies for the community day school that permit the community day school to require pupils to attend school for up to seven days each week when this action is taken as part of a directed program designed to provide community day pupils with the skills and attitudes necessary for success when returned to a regular school environment.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 974, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996. Operative July 1, 1996, by Sec. 9 of Ch. 974.)

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