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Instruction������������� BP 6141(a)

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION

The Governing Board desires to provide a research-based, sequential curriculum which promotes high levels of student achievement and emphasizes the development of basic skills, problem solving, and decision making.� Upon recommendation of the Superintendent or designee, the Board shall adopt a written district curriculum which describes, for each subject area and grade level, the content objectives which are to be taught in all district schools.

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6141.6 - Multicultural Education)

(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction)

(cf. 6142.3 - Civic Education)

(cf. 6142.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)

(cf. 6142.5 - Environmental Education)

(cf. 6142.6 - Visual and Performing Arts Education)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6142.92 - Mathematics Instruction)

(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

The district's curriculum shall be aligned with the district's vision and goals for student learning, Board policies, academic content standards, state curriculum frameworks, state and district assessments, graduation requirements, school and district improvement plans, and, when necessary, related legal requirements.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

(cf. 0520.4 - Quality Education Investment Schools)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 9310 - Board Policies)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a process for curriculum development, selection, and/or adaptation which utilizes the professional expertise of teachers, principals, and district administrators representing various grade levels, disciplines, special programs,

������������� BP 6141(b)

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION� (continued)

and categories of students as appropriate. The process also may provide opportunities for input from students, parents/guardians, representatives of local businesses and postsecondary institutions, and other community members.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

The selection and evaluation of instructional materials shall be coordinated with the curriculum development and evaluation process.

(cf. 1312.2 - Complaints Concerning Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6163.1 - Library Media Centers)

When presenting a recommended curriculum for adoption, the Superintendent or designee shall provide research, data, or other evidence demonstrating the proven effectiveness of the proposed curriculum. He/she also shall present information about the resources that would be necessary to successfully implement the curriculum and describe any modifications or supplementary services that would be needed to make the curriculum accessible to all students.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations/Consultation)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

The Board shall establish a review cycle for regularly evaluating the district's curriculum in order to ensure continued alignment with state and district goals for student achievement.� At a minimum, these reviews shall be conducted whenever the State Board of Education adopts new or revised content standards or the curriculum framework for a particular subject or when new law requires a change or addition to the curriculum.

In addition, the Board may require a review of the curriculum in one or more subject areas as needed in response to student assessment results; feedback from teachers, administrators, or parent/guardians; new research on program effectiveness; or changing student needs.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

Legal Reference:� (see next page)

������������� BP 6141(c)

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION� (continued)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

221.5� Equal opportunity

35160� Authority of governing boards

35160.1� Broad authority of school districts

51050-51057� Enforcement of courses of study

51200-51263� Required courses of study

51500-51540� Prohibited instruction

51720-51879.9� Authorized classes and courses of instruction

60000-60424 Instructional materials

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2� Scope of representation

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

4000-4091� School improvement programs

4400-4426� Improvement of elementary and secondary education

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Leadership: Curriculum, 1996

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade 12

Curriculum Frameworks for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade 12

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: http://www.ascd.org

Association of California School Administrators: http://www.acsa.org

California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: http://www.cascd.org

California Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� AR 6141(a)

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION

Curriculum Review Committee

The Superintendent or designee may establish a curriculum review committee to evaluate and recommend curriculum for Governing Board approval. This committee shall consist of a majority of teachers and may also include administrators, other staff who have subject-matter expertise, parents/guardians, representatives of local businesses and postsecondary institutions, other community members, and students as appropriate.� This committee may be the same committee charged with the evaluation and recommendation of instructional materials pursuant to Board policy and administrative regulation.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

Curriculum Development/Selection Process

The Superintendent or designee shall research and identify available curriculum in the subject area(s) and grade level(s) scheduled for review.� He/she may select a limited number of programs to present to the curriculum review committee for evaluation.

The committee shall recommend the curriculum that best meets the district's needs based on the following criteria and any additional factors deemed relevant by the committee:

1.������������� Analysis of the effectiveness of the existing district curriculum for all students, including student achievement data disaggregated by grade level and student population

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

2.������������� Alignment of the proposed curriculum with expectations established by the Board and the State Board of Education as to what students need to know and be able to do in the subject(s) and grade level(s) under consideration

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

3.������������� Evidence of proven effectiveness of the proposed curriculum in raising student achievement, including the research and learning theory upon which the curriculum is based

������������� AR 6141(b)

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION� (continued)

4.������������� Applicability and accessibility of the curriculum to all students, including, but not limited to, underperforming students, students with disabilities, English learners, and gifted and talented students

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

(cf. 0520.4 - Quality Education Investment Schools)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

5.������������� The estimated cost to purchase, adapt, and/or develop the curriculum

6.������������� Resources required to implement the curriculum, such as time, facilities, instructional materials and technology, staffing, staff development, and funding

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations/Consultation)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

7.������������� If the curriculum includes instructional materials, the extent to which the materials meet criteria established by law and the district

8.������������� Any potential impact on other parts of the educational program

If it is determined that available prepackaged curriculum is not cost effective or is inadequate to meet the needs of the district's students, the Superintendent or designee may adapt curriculum or develop new curriculum.� Curriculum modification or development shall be performed by teachers, school administrators, and district administrators, with support and assistance, when available, from curriculum experts from the county office of education, postsecondary institutions, and/or curriculum or professional associations. Any modified or new curriculum shall be reviewed by the curriculum committee in accordance with the above criteria prior to being recommended to the Board.

Upon approval by the Board, a new curriculum may be implemented in a limited number of schools or classrooms on a pilot basis so that modifications may be made as necessary before implementing the curriculum districtwide.

Regulation������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

approved:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6141.5(a)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

To encourage students to challenge themselves academically and to enable students to be more competitive when applying for admission to postsecondary institutions, the Governing Board shall provide opportunities for college-level coursework that will prepare interested high school students to pass Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6172.1 - Concurrent Enrollment in College Classes)

The Board desires to provide at least four AP courses at each high school. The Superintendent or designee shall recommend subject areas for AP courses at each school based on student interest and the availability of qualified certificated staff, instructional materials, and other resources. The Superintendent or designee shall also explore alternative methods of delivering AP courses, such as online courses or distance learning.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district's educational program provides opportunities for students to acquire the skills necessary to successfully undertake AP coursework. To the extent possible, the Superintendent or designee shall collaborate with feeder middle schools in developing and implementing a preparation program.

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

All students who meet course prerequisites shall have equal access to AP courses.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

Grades for AP courses shall be assigned in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation.

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

The Superintendent or designee shall make efforts to encourage students to participate in AP courses and to take end-of-course AP exams by creating support systems for AP students, such as resource centers and programs to recognize student accomplishments.� In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall explore partnerships with colleges and universities to help encourage students to pursue postsecondary education.

(cf. 5126 - Awards for Achievement)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

To increase the capacity of district schools to offer these courses, the Superintendent or designee shall provide staff development and support to AP teachers.� Such professional

������������� BP 6141.5(b)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT� (continued)

development may include, but not be limited to, opportunities for teachers to obtain course-specific information, as well as information on instructional methods and data-driven decisions; mentoring for prospective AP teachers; and opportunities for staff within the district to share course syllabi and practices.

(cf. 4111 - Recruitment and Selection)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

The Board desires that every district AP course receive authorization to use the AP designation by the College Board.� To that end, the Superintendent or designee shall coordinate the process for submitting courses for approval as part of the AP course audit.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

48980� Parental notifications

52200-52212� Gifted and talented education program

52240-52244� Advanced Placement program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

3840� Advanced Placement as program option for gifted and talented students

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA:� http://www.csba.org

Advancement Via Individual Determination: http://www.avidcenter.org

California Colleges.edu:� http://californiacolleges.edu

California Department of Education, Advanced Placement Programs: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/apgen.asp

College Board: http://www.collegeboard.org/ap

U.S. Department of Education:� http://www.ed.gov

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6142.1(a)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION

The Governing Board recognizes that the purpose of the district's sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention instruction is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect them from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and to encourage students to develop healthy attitudes concerning adolescent growth and development, body image, gender roles, sexual orientation, dating, marriage, and family. The Board therefore desires to provide a well-planned sequence of instruction on comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention.

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

The district's curriculum shall be aligned with the state's content standards, based on medically accurate and factual information, and designed to teach students to make healthy choices and reduce high-risk behaviors.� The district's program shall comply with the requirements of law, Board policy, and administrative regulation and shall respect the rights of parents/guardians to supervise their children's education on these subjects and to impart values regarding human sexuality to their children.

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

(cf. 5141.25 - Availability of Condoms)

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

The Superintendent or designee may appoint a coordinator and/or an advisory committee regarding the district's comprehensive sexual health program. The advisory committee shall represent a divergence of viewpoints and may participate in planning, implementing, and evaluating the district's comprehensive sexual health education program.� The Board shall consider the advisory committee's recommendations when approving the district's program.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

Parent/Guardian Consent

A parent/guardian may request in writing that his/her child be excused from participating in HIV/AIDS prevention or sexual health education.� Students so excused by their parents/guardians shall be given an alternative educational activity.� (Education Code 51240, 51939)

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

A student shall not be subject to disciplinary action, academic penalty, or other sanction if the student's parent/guardian declines to permit the student to receive the instruction.� (Education Code 51939)

Legal Reference:� (see next page)

������������� BP 6142.1(b)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION� (continued)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

220� Prohibition of discrimination

48980� Notice at beginning of term

51202� Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51210.8� Health education curriculum

51240� Excuse from instruction due to religious beliefs

51513� Materials containing questions about beliefs or practices

51930-51939� Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1255.7� Parents surrendering physical custody of a baby

PENAL CODE

243.4 Sexual battery

261.5� Unlawful sexual intercourse

271.5� Parents voluntarily surrendering custody of a baby

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232h� Protection of student rights

7906� Sex education

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade 12, 2008

Health Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade 12, 2003

WEB SITES

CSBA:� http://www.csba.rog

American Academy of Pediatrics:� http://www.aap.org

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:� http://www.acog.org

American Public Health Association: http://www.apha.org

California Department of Education, Sex Education and HIV/STD Instruction:� http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se

California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov

California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org

California Safe Schools Coalition:� http://www.casafeschools.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:� http://www.cdc.gov

National Academy of Sciences: http://www.nationalacademies.org

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General:� http://www.surgeongeneral.gov

U.S. Food and Drug Administration:� http://www.fda.gov

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� AR 6142.1(a)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION

Instruction and Materials

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district's sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention instruction and materials are:� (Education Code 51933, 51934):

1.������������� Age appropriate

Age appropriate refers to topics, messages, and teaching methods suitable to particular ages or age groups of children and adolescents, based on developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the age or age group.

2.������������� Factually and medically accurate and objective

������������� Medically accurate means verified or supported by research conducted in compliance with scientific methods and published in peer-reviewed journals, where appropriate, and recognized as accurate and objective by professional organizations and agencies with expertise in the relevant field, such as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

3.������������� Available on an equal basis to a student who is an English learner, consistent with the existing curriculum and alternative options for an English learner, as otherwise provided in the Education Code

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

4.������������� Appropriate for use with students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and students with disabilities

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

5.������������� Accessible to students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, the provision of a modified curriculum, materials, and instruction in alternative formats and auxiliary aids

6.������������� Not teaching or promoting religious doctrine

7.������������� Not reflecting bias or promoting prejudice against students in protected categories of discrimination pursuant to Education Code 220

(cf. 5145. 3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

������������� AR 6142.1(b)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION� (continued)

Other district courses that may include subject matter related to that which is presented in either HIV/AIDS prevention or comprehensive sexual health instruction, shall not be subject to the requirements of Education Code 51930-51939 pertaining to instructional content, teacher training, and parental notification and consent, if such courses contain: (Education Code 51932)

1.������������� Solely a description or illustration of human reproductive organs that may appear in a textbook adopted pursuant to law on physiology, biology, zoology, general science, personal hygiene, or health

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)

2.������������� Instruction or materials that discuss gender, sexual orientation, or family life and do not discuss human reproductive organs and their function

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Additional Requirements for HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction

HIV/AIDS prevention instruction shall be offered at least once in junior high or middle school and once in high school.� (Education Code 51934)

Instruction shall accurately reflect the latest information and recommendations from the United States Surgeon General, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Academy of Sciences.� The district's curriculum shall satisfy the criteria listed in items #1-7 in the section entitled "Instruction and Materials" above and shall also include:� (Education Code 51931, 51934)

1.������������� Information on the nature of HIV/AIDS and its effects on the human body

2.������������� Information on the manner in which HIV is and is not transmitted, including information on activities that present the highest risk of HIV infection

3.������������� Discussion of methods to reduce the risk of HIV infection, including:

a.������������� Emphasis that sexual abstinence, monogamy, the avoidance of multiple sexual partners, and abstinence from intravenous drug use are the most effective means for HIV/AIDS prevention

b.������������� Statistics based upon the latest medical information citing the failure and success rates of condoms and other contraceptives in preventing sexually transmitted HIV infection

������������� AR 6142.1(c)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION� (continued)

c.������������� Information on other methods that may reduce the risk of HIV transmission from intravenous drug use

4.������������� Discussion of the public health issues associated with HIV/AIDS

5.������������� Information on local resources for HIV testing and medical care

6.������������� Development of refusal skills to assist students in overcoming peer pressure and using effective decision-making skills to avoid high-risk activities

7.������������� Discussion about societal views on HIV/AIDS, including stereotypes and myths regarding persons with HIV/AIDS and emphasizing compassion for persons living with HIV/AIDS

Additional Requirements for Sexual Health Instruction

The district's sexual health education curriculum shall satisfy the criteria listed in items #1-7 in the section entitled "Instruction and Materials" above as well as the following criteria:� (Education Code 51931, 51933)

1.������������� Instruction and materials shall encourage a student to communicate with his/her parents/guardians about human sexuality.

2.������������� Instruction and materials shall teach respect for marriage and committed relationships.

3.������������� Beginning in grade 7, instruction and materials shall teach that abstinence from sexual intercourse is the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy, teach that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, and provide information about the value of abstinence while also providing medically accurate information on other methods of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

4.������������� Beginning in grade 7, instruction and materials shall provide information about sexually transmitted diseases.� This instruction shall include how sexually transmitted diseases are and are not transmitted, the effectiveness and safety of all federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved methods of reducing the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and information on local resources for testing and medical care for sexually transmitted diseases.

5.������������� Beginning in grade 7, instruction and materials shall provide information about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy, including, but not limited to, emergency contraception.

(cf. 5141.25 - Availability of Condoms)

������������� AR 6142.1(d)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION� (continued)

6.������������� Beginning in grade 7, instruction and materials shall provide students with skills for making and implementing responsible decisions about sexual conduct.

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

7.������������� Beginning in grade 7, instruction and materials shall provide students with information on the law concerning surrendering physical custody of a minor child 72 hours or younger, pursuant to Health and Safety Code 1255.7 and Penal Code 271.5.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Professional Development

The district's instruction shall be provided by instructors trained in the appropriate courses who are knowledgeable of the most recent medically accurate research on human sexuality, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.� (Education Code 51932, 51933, 51934)

The Superintendent or designee shall cooperatively plan and conduct in-service training for all district personnel who provide HIV/AIDS prevention education, through regional planning, joint powers agreements, or contract services.� (Education Code 51935)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

In developing and providing in-service training, the Superintendent or designee shall cooperate and collaborate with the teachers who provide HIV/AIDS prevention education and with the California Department of Education (CDE). (Education Code 51935)

The district shall periodically conduct in-service training to enable district personnel to learn new developments in the scientific understanding of HIV/AIDS.� In-service training shall be voluntary for district personnel who have demonstrated expertise or received in-service training from the CDE or federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.� (Education Code 51935)

The Superintendent or designee may expand HIV/AIDS in-service training to cover the topic of comprehensive sexual health education for district personnel teaching sexual health education to learn new developments in the scientific understanding of sexual health.� (Education Code 51935)

Use of Consultants or Guest Speakers

The Superintendent or designee may contract with outside consultants with expertise in comprehensive sexual health or HIV/AIDS prevention education, including those who have

������������� AR 6142.1(e)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION� (continued)

developed multilingual curricula or curricula accessible to persons with disabilities, to deliver the instruction or to provide training for district personnel.� The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that any instruction provided by an outside speaker or consultant complies with Board policy, administrative regulation, and Education Code 51930-51939.� (Education Code 51933, 51934, 51936)

(cf. 6145.8 - Assemblies and Special Events)

Parent/Guardian Notification

At the beginning of each school year, or at the time of a student's enrollment, parents/guardians shall be notified about instruction in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS prevention education, as well as research on student health behaviors and risks, planned for the coming year.� The notice shall advise parents/guardians:� (Education Code 48980, 51938)

1.������������� That written and audiovisual educational materials to be used in comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education are available for inspection

2.������������� That parents/guardians may request in writing that their child not receive comprehensive sexual health or HIV/AIDS prevention education

3.������������� That parents/guardians have a right to request a copy of Education Code 51930-51939

4.������������� Whether the comprehensive sexual health or HIV/AIDS prevention education will be taught by district personnel or outside consultants

If the district chooses to use outside consultants or to hold an assembly with guest speakers to teach the comprehensive sexual health or HIV/AIDS prevention education, the notification shall include:� (Education Code 51938)

a.������������� The date of the instruction

b.������������� The name of the organization or affiliation of each guest speaker

c.������������� Information stating the right of the parent/guardian to request a copy of Education Code 51933-51934

If the arrangements for instruction by outside consultants or guest speakers are made after the beginning of the school year, the district shall notify parents/guardians by mail or another commonly used method of notification no fewer than 14 days before the instruction is given.� (Education Code 51938)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

������������� AR 6142.1(f)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION� (continued)

Parents/guardians shall be asked to sign and return to the school an acknowledgment that they have received the notification. If a parent/guardian wishes to excuse his/her child from instruction, he/she must provide a separate written request, as specified in Board policy.

Regulation������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

approved:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6142.8(a)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION

The Governing Board believes that health education should foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students need in order to lead healthy lives and avoid high-risk behaviors.� The district's health education program shall be part of a coordinated school health system which supports the well-being of students and is linked to district and community services and resources.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

(cf. 5141.23 - Asthma Management)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

(cf. 5141.7 - Sun Safety)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Goals for the district's health education program shall be designed to promote student wellness and shall include, but not be limited to, goals for nutrition education and physical activity.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

The district shall provide a planned, sequential, research-based, and developmentally appropriate health education curriculum for students in grades K-12 which is aligned with the state's content standards and curriculum framework. The Superintendent or designee shall determine the grade levels and subject areas in which health-related topics will be addressed, in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

As appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall involve school administrators, teachers, school nurses, health professionals representing various fields of health care,

������������� BP 6142.8(b)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION� (continued)

parents/guardians, community-based organizations, and other community members in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the district's health education program. Health and safety professionals may be invited to provide related instruction in the classroom, school assemblies, and other instructional settings.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6145.8 - Assemblies and Special Events)

(cf. 6162.8 - Research)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development as needed to ensure that health education teachers are knowledgeable about academic content standards and effective instructional methodologies.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide periodic reports to the Board regarding the implementation and effectiveness of the district's health education program which may include, but not be limited to, a description of the district's program and the extent to which it is aligned with the state's content standards and curriculum framework, the amount of time allotted for health instruction at each grade level, and student achievement of district standards for health education.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

Legal Reference:� (see next page)

������������� BP 6142.8(c)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION� (continued)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8850.5� Family relationships and parenting education

35183.5� Sun protection

49413� First aid training

49430-49436 Pupil Nutrition, Health and Achievement Act of 2001

49490-49494� School breakfast and lunch programs

49500-49505 School meals

51202� Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51203� Instruction on alcohol, narcotics and dangerous drugs

51210� Areas of study

51210.8 State content standards for health education

51220.5� Parenting skills; areas of instruction

51260-51269 Drug education

51513� Personal beliefs

51880-51881.5 Health education, legislative findings and intent

51890-51891� Comprehensive health education programs

51913� District health education plan

51920� Inservice training, health education

51930-51939� Comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

11800-11801 District health education plan

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Asthma Management in the Schools, Policy Brief, March 2008
Monitoring for Success: Student Wellness Policy Implementation Monitoring Report and Guide, 2007
Physical Education and California Schools, Policy Brief, rev. October 2007

Promoting Oral Health for California's Students: New Roles, New Opportunities for Schools, Policy Brief, March 2007

Sun Safety in Schools, Policy Brief, July 2006

Student Wellness: A Healthy Food and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide, rev. April 2006

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

National Health Education Standards:� Achieving Excellence, 2007

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2008

Health Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve, 2003

WEB SITES

CSBA:� http://www.csba.org

American Association for Health Education: http://www.aahperd.org

American School Health Association: http://www.ashaweb.org

California Association of School Health Educators: http://www.cashe.org

California Department of Education, Health Education:� http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he

California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov

California Healthy Kids Resource Center:� http://www.californiahealthykids.org

Management Resources continued: (see next page)

������������� BP 6142.8(d)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION� (continued)

Management Resources: (continued)

WEB SITES� (continued)

California Subject Matter Project, Physical Education-Health Project: http://csmp.ucop.edu/cpehp

Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice: http://www.cippp.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:� http://www.cdc.gov

National Center for Health Education: http://www.nche.org

National Hearing Conservation Association:� http://www.hearingconservation.org

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� AR 6142.8(a)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION

Content of Instruction

The district's health education program shall include instruction at the appropriate grade levels in the following content areas:

1.������������� Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)

2.������������� Human growth, development, and sexual health

(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education)

3.������������� Injury prevention and safety

Instruction related to injury prevention and safety may include, but is not limited to, first aid, protective equipment such as helmets, prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries, violence prevention, topics related to bullying and harassment, and Internet safety.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 3543 - Transportation Safety and Emergencies)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior)

(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)

4.������������� Mental, emotional, and social health

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

5.������������� Nutrition and physical activity

(cf. 3550 - Food Service/Child Nutrition Program)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

������������� AR 6142.8(b)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION� (continued)

6.������������� Personal and community health

Instruction in personal and community health may include, but is not limited to, oral health, personal hygiene, sun safety, hearing protection, transmission of germs and communicable diseases, symptoms of common health problems and chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes, emergency procedures, and the effect of behavior on the environment.

(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

(cf. 5141.23 - Asthma Management)

(cf. 5141.7 - Sun Safety)

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 6142.5 - Environmental Education)

Within each of the above content areas, instruction shall be designed to assist students in developing:

1.������������� An understanding of essential concepts related to enhancing health

2.������������� The ability to analyze internal and external influences that affect health

3.������������� The ability to access and analyze health information, products, and services

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

4.������������� The ability to use interpersonal communication skills, decision-making skills, and goal-setting skills to enhance health

5.������������� The ability to practice behaviors that reduce risk and promote health

6.������������� The ability to promote and support personal, family, and community health

Exemption from Health Instruction

Upon written request from a parent/guardian, a student shall be excused from any part of health instruction that conflicts with his/her religious training and beliefs, including personal moral convictions. (Education Code 51240)

(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

(cf. 6145.8 - Assemblies and Special Events)

������������� AR 6142.8(c)

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION� (continued)

Students so excused shall be given an alternative educational activity.

Involvement of Health Professionals

Health care professionals, health care service plans, health care providers, and other entities participating in a voluntary initiative with the district are prohibited from communicating about a product or service in a way that is intended to encourage persons to purchase or use the product or service.� However, the following activities may be allowed:� (Education Code 51890)

1.������������� Health care or health education information provided in a brochure or pamphlet that contains the logo or name of a health care service plan or health care organization, if provided in coordination with the voluntary initiative

2.������������� Outreach, application assistance, and enrollment activities relating to federal, state, or county-sponsored health care insurance programs

(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)

Regulation������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

approved:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6146.11(a)

ALTERNATIVE CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION

In order to meet individual student needs and encourage all students to complete their high school education, the Governing Board desires to provide flexibility in the completion of prescribed courses in accordance with law.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.3 - Reciprocity of Academic Credit)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

With the active involvement of parents/guardians, administrators, teachers, and students, the Board shall adopt alternative means for students to complete the prescribed course of study required for high school graduation. These alternative means shall be made available to students, parents/guardians, and the public.� (Education Code 51225.3)

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

Students may fulfill any course requirement for graduation through the following:

1.������������� Practical demonstration of skills and competencies� (Education Code 51225.3)

Opportunities to demonstrate skills and competencies shall include, but not be limited to, challenging a course through successful completion of a district-developed examination which covers course objectives.� The district shall not use results from the General Educational Development test or other state or national tests for this purpose.

(cf. 6146.2 - Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency)

(cf. 6155 - Challenging Courses by Examinations)

2.������������� Supervised work experience or other outside school experience in accordance with Education Code 51760.3 and 5 CCR 1635� (Education Code 51225.3)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

3.������������� Career technical education classes offered in high school (Education Code 51225.3)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

4.������������� Courses offered by regional occupational centers or programs (Education Code 51225.3)

(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

5.������������� Interdisciplinary study (Education Code 51225.3)

6.������������� Independent study� (Education Code 51225.3)

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

������������� BP 6146.11(b)

ALTERNATIVE CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION� (continued)

7.������������� Credit earned at a postsecondary institution� (Education Code 48800, 51225.3)

(cf. 6172.1 - Concurrent Enrollment in College Classes)

8.������������� Private instruction in accordance with 5 CCR 1631

9.������������� Correspondence instruction from a California university or college accredited for teacher training in accordance with 5 CCR 1633 (Education Code 51740-51741)

10.������������� Military service and training in accordance with 5 CCR 1634 (Education Code 51440)

11.������������� To satisfy the district's driver education and training requirement, a program approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles which offers driver education and behind-the-wheel instruction through a driving school or licensed independent driving instructor in accordance with Vehicle Code 12814.6

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

12.������������� For credit toward the district's physical education requirement, participation in district interscholastic athletic programs carried on wholly or partially after regular school hours (Education Code 51242)

A student shall be eligible to satisfy graduation requirements in this manner only if the interscholastic program entails a comparable amount of time and physical activity.

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

13.������������� For credit toward the district's foreign language requirement, foreign language studies successfully completed in a private school in accordance with 5 CCR 1632� (Education Code 51243)

Upon receiving advance, written application by the student or his/her parent/guardian, the Superintendent or designee shall determine whether completion of the proposed alternative means would satisfy course requirements for graduation and what documentation shall be required, if any, to verify the student's successful completion. The Superintendent or designee shall make the final determination as to whether the student's completion of an alternative means is sufficient to satisfy the district's graduation requirements.

As appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall determine the grade to be assigned to students for the completion of any of the above alternative means.� When a grade is assigned by a private school, postsecondary institution, or other educational institution for completion

������������� BP 6146.11(c)

ALTERNATIVE CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION� (continued)

of coursework, that same grade shall be awarded by the district provided that the Superintendent or designee has determined the alternative course to be substantially equivalent to a district course.

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35160� Authority of governing boards

35160.1� Broad authority of school districts

48412 Certificate of proficiency

48645.5� Course credit, juvenile court schools

48800-48802� Attendance at community college; advanced education

51220� Areas of study; grades 7-12

51225.3� Requirements for graduation

51240-51246�� Exemptions from requirements

51420-51427 General Educational Development test

51440� Veterans' education, evaluation and credit toward high school graduation

51740-51741� Authority to provide instruction by correspondence

51745-51749.3� Independent study

51760-51769.5� Work experience education

52300-52499.66� Career technical education

VEHICLE CODE

12814.6� Teen driver's act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1600-1635 Alternative credit

10070-10075� Work experience education

11500-11508� Regional occupational centers and programs

11520-11523 Proficiency examination and certificate

11700-11703 Independent study

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

2301-2414� Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education:� http://www.cde.ca.gov

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� AR 6146.11(a)

ALTERNATIVE CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION

Definitions

A semester period is one period of 40 to 60 minutes of instructional time per week throughout one semester of at least 17 weeks, or a minimum of 12 clock hours of instructional time provided during the academic year or in summer school. While the content to be covered is planned within these time frames, a student may be granted one semester period of credit even though the student spends less than the aforementioned amount of time in completing the necessary work.� (5 CCR 1600)

Private Instruction

A student who is regularly enrolled and in attendance at a high school shall receive credit toward high school graduation for private instruction under the following conditions:� (5 CCR 1631)

1.������������� The instruction entails fields and subjects included in the high school's courses of study and curricula.

2.������������� The student demonstrates his/her capabilities at the beginning and at the end of the period of private instruction by examination(s) given under the school's supervision, thereby showing that he/she has made progress in learning satisfactory to the school.

Correspondence Instruction

Prior to registering for a correspondence course, the student or his/her parent/guardian shall obtain verification from the Superintendent or designee that the course is essentially equivalent to the high school curriculum and meets district graduation requirements. The number of semester credits assigned to the course shall be determined before the student begins coursework.

The district shall grant credit toward graduation for correspondence instruction if all of the following conditions are met:� (Education Code 51740, 51741; 5 CCR 1633)

1.������������� The correspondence instruction is provided by the University of California, or other university or college in California accredited for teacher training, in subjects included within or related to the student's course of study.

2.������������� The student is, for good reason, unable to take the course of study offered in the school.

3.������������� The Superintendent or designee determines the number of semester periods to be credited for successful completion of a particular correspondence course.

4.������������� No more than 40 total semester periods of correspondence instruction are credited to a student towards graduation.

������������� AR 6146.11(b)

ALTERNATIVE CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION� (continued)

Military Service and Training

Credit toward graduation shall be granted for military service and training received while in the military service of the United States, within the maximum limits established in 5 CCR 1634.� A person is eligible for this credit if he/she is either: (Education Code 51440; 5 CCR 1634)

1.������������� A former member of the Armed Forces who is a California resident and who has received an honorable discharge

2.������������� A member of the Armed Forces who is a California resident and was a California resident on the date he/she entered the Armed Forces

The Superintendent or designee shall keep a permanent record of the credit allowed for military service or training. (5 CCR 1634)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

Private Foreign Language Instruction

The district shall grant credit for foreign language studies successfully completed in a private school and shall apply the credit toward meeting any foreign language requirement prescribed for grades 9-12, provided that all of the following conditions are met:� (Education Code 51243-51245; 5 CCR 1632)

1.������������� The courses are in languages designated in Education Code 51244.

2.������������� The student is regularly enrolled or applying to the district in grades 9-12.

3.������������� The student or his/her parent/guardian applies in writing for the credit, specifies the private school attended and the amount and level of credit requested, and submits a transcript or other documents from the private school showing that the student successfully completed the course.

4.������������� The amount of credit sought equals at least one semester's work.

5.������������� The principal or designee determines that the student's achievement is equivalent to that expected of a student of comparable ability taking the same or similar instruction in district schools.� This determination shall be based upon the private school's report of a test developed by the private school in cooperation with the district or, if the private school is located outside the district, the principal or designee may use a test given by a public school or other evidence which he/she deems appropriate.

Regulation������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

approved:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6162.6(a)

USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS

The Governing Board recognizes the importance of ensuring that the district complies with federal law regarding copyrights.� District staff and students are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards in using copyrighted materials.

(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)

(cf. 4119.21/4219.21/4319.21 - Professional Standards)

(cf. 6163.1 - Library Media Centers)

When selecting appropriate supplementary instructional materials, it is each staff member's responsibility to adhere to the provisions of federal copyright law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.� The district shall not be responsible for any violation of copyright laws by its staff or students.�� If a staff member is uncertain as to whether reproducing or using copyrighted material complies with the law, he/she shall contact the Superintendent or designee for clarification and assistance.� At no time shall it be necessary for a district employee to violate copyright laws in order to perform his/her duties.

(cf. 4040 - Employee Use of Technology)

(cf. 4119.1/4219.1/4319.1 - Civil and Legal Rights)

(cf. 6161 - Equipment, Books and Materials)

(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district observes all publisher licensing agreements between vendors and the district, including monitoring the number of users permitted by an agreement.�� Unless the applicable licensing agreement authorizes multiple users of a single program, the district shall not make multiple copies of a computer program or software.� Staff members shall take reasonable precautions to prevent copying or the use of unauthorized copies on school equipment.

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)

(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

(cf. 6163.4 - Student Use of Technology)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that staff and students receive information and training about copyright laws and the penalties for violating such laws.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

Legal Reference:� (see next page)

������������� BP 6162.6(b)

USE OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS� (continued)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35182� Computer software

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 17

101-122� Subject matter and scope of copyright, especially:

102� Definitions

107� Fair use

110� Limitations on exclusive rights: Exemption of certain performances and displays

COURT DECISIONS

Marcus v. Rowley, (9th Cir., 1982) 695 F.2d 1171

Management Resources:

U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE PUBLICATIONS

Circular 21:� Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians, 1995

WEB SITES

Copyright Clearance Center:� http://www.copyright.com

Copyright Society of the USA:� http://www.csusa.org

U.S. Copyright Office:� http://www.copyright.gov

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6163.2(a)

ANIMALS AT SCHOOL

The Governing Board recognizes that animals can be an effective teaching aid and can help support the district's instructional program.� In addition, instruction related to the care and treatment of animals teaches students a sense of responsibility and promotes the humane treatment of living creatures.

(cf. 6142.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)

(cf. 6142.5 - Environmental Education)

A teacher may bring an animal to school or arrange for students in his/her class to bring an animal to school for instructional purposes upon written permission from the principal or designee and subject to administrative regulation and other reasonable health, safety, and sanitation precautions.� Teachers shall be responsible for ensuring that animals are strictly controlled and for ensuring that all such precautions are observed so as to protect both the students and the animal.

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

(cf. 5145.8 - Refusal to Harm or Destroy Animals)

(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)

(cf. 6145.8 - Assemblies and Special Events)

Individuals with disabilities may be accompanied by specially trained guide dogs, signal dogs, or service dogs on school premises or on school transportation.� (Education Code 39839; Civil Code 54.2)

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)

When any animal is brought into the classroom, the principal or designee shall provide written notification to all parents/guardians of students in the affected class asking them to verify whether their child has any known allergies, asthma, or other health condition that may be affected by the animal's presence.

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)

(cf. 5141.23 - Asthma Management)

The district assumes no liability for the safety of animals voluntarily brought to school.

(cf. 3320 - Claims and Actions Against the District)

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

Legal Reference:� (see next page)

������������� BP 6163.2(b)

ANIMALS AT SCHOOL� (continued)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

233.5� Instruction in kindness to pets and humane treatment of living creatures

39839� Transportation of guide dogs, signal dogs, service dogs

51202� Instruction in personal and public health and safety

51540� Safe and humane treatment of animals at school

CIVIL CODE

54.1� Access to public places

54.2� Guide, signal, or service dogs, right to accompany

GOVERNMENT CODE

810-996.6� California Tort Claims Act, especially:

815� Liability for injuries generally; immunity of public entity

835� Conditions of liability

VEHICLE CODE

21113� Public grounds

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 13

1216� Transportation of property

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482� Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

COURT DECISIONS

Sullivan v. Vallejo City USD, 731 F.Supp. 947 (1990)

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Indoor Air Quality: Governing Board Actions for Creating Healthy School Environments, Policy Brief, July 2008

Asthma Management in the Schools, Policy Brief, March 2008

WEB SITES:

CSBA:� http://www.csba.org

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:� http://www.aspca.org

Humane Society of the United States:� http://www.hsus.org

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� AR 6163.2

ANIMALS AT SCHOOL

In accordance with Board policy, a teacher or student may bring an animal into the classroom for instructional purposes with prior approval of the principal or designee.� When a parent/guardian has provided notification that his/her child has an allergy, asthma, or health condition that may be affected by the animal, the teacher shall remove the animal from the classroom or provide an alternative instructional activity for the student as appropriate.

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)

(cf. 5141.23 - Asthma Management)

All animals brought to school must be in good physical condition and appropriately immunized.� The teacher shall ensure that the species of animal is appropriate for the instructional purpose and age and maturity of the students.

All animals, with the exception of service animals, are prohibited on school transportation services.� (Education Code 39839; 13 CCR 1216)

(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

All animals shall be humanely and properly housed in cages or containers specific for the species or otherwise appropriately controlled.� The teacher shall also ensure that cages and containers are cleaned regularly and that waste materials are removed and disposed of in an appropriate manner.� If the animal is to remain in the classroom longer than one day, the teacher shall be responsible for care and maintenance of the animal and ensure proper care when school is not in session, such as weekends, vacations, and holidays.

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 5142 - Safety)

The teacher shall ensure that students receive instruction regarding personal hygiene around animals.

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

Regulation������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

approved:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6172(a)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM

The Governing Board believes that all students deserve an education that challenges them to meet their fullest potential. The Board shall provide gifted and talented students in grades K-12 opportunities for learning commensurate with their particular abilities and talents.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

The Board shall approve a district plan for gifted and talented education (GATE) which meets criteria established by the State Board of Education for program approval.

The district's program shall be designed to provide articulated learning experiences across subjects and grade levels and shall be aligned with and extend the state academic content standards and curriculum frameworks.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)

(cf. 6142.92 - Mathematics Instruction)

(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

Identification of Gifted and Talented Students

Students may be identified for the GATE program on the basis of demonstrated or potential abilities in any one or more of the following categories: (Education Code 52202; 5 CCR 3822)

1.������������� Intellectual Ability: The student demonstrates extraordinary or potential for extraordinary intellectual development.

2.������������� Creative Ability:� The student characteristically perceives unusual relationships among aspects of the student's environment and among ideas, overcomes obstacles to thinking and doing, and/or produces unique solutions to problems.

3.������������� Specific Academic Ability:� The student functions at highly advanced academic levels in particular subject areas.

4.������������� Leadership Ability:� The student displays the characteristic behaviors necessary for extraordinary leadership.

5.������������� High Achievement:� The student consistently produces advanced ideas and products and/or attains exceptionally high scores on achievement tests.

������������� BP 6172(b)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM� (continued)

6.������������� Performing and Visual Arts Talent:� The student originates, performs, produces, or responds at extraordinarily high levels in the arts.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 6142.6 - Visual and Performing Arts Education)

Instructional Components

The district's GATE program may include special day classes, part-time groupings, and cluster groupings which shall be planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience within the regular school day. This program may be augmented or supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum using such strategies as independent study, acceleration, postsecondary education, and enrichment.� (Education Code 52206; 5 CCR 3840)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

(cf. 6172.1 - Concurrent Enrollment in College Classes)

(cf. 6176 - Weekend/Saturday Classes)

(cf. 6177 - Summer School)

GATE students may regularly participate, on a planned basis, in special counseling or instructional activity during or outside of the regular school day in order to benefit from additional educational opportunities not provided in the regular classroom.�� (5 CCR 3840)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

In addition, the district may provide specialized services designed to assist underachieving, linguistically diverse, culturally diverse, and/or economically disadvantaged GATE students to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities.�� (5 CCR 3840)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

The district's GATE program shall include an academic component and, as appropriate, instruction in basic skills for each student.� (Education Code 52206)

The district's program shall support the social and emotional development of GATE students in order to increase responsibility, self-awareness, and social awareness and adjustment.

������������� BP 6172(c)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM� (continued)

Staff development shall be provided to support teachers of GATE students in understanding the unique learning styles and abilities of these students and in developing appropriate instructional strategies.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

Advisory Committee

The Superintendent or designee shall appoint an advisory committee to support the needs of the GATE program and to assist in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.� The committee shall include the district's program coordinator, certificated staff, parents/guardians of GATE students, community members, and students as appropriate.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

Program Evaluation

The Board shall annually review the progress of students enrolled in the district's GATE program and administration of the program using methods identified in the district's GATE plan, and may require modifications in the program as indicated by the results of this review.� (5 CCR 3831)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

Legal Reference:� (see next page)

������������� BP 6172(d)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM� (continued)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

37223 Weekend classes for mentally gifted minors

41500-41573� Categorical education block grants

48800-48802� Enrollment of gifted students in community college

51740� Instruction by correspondence

51745-51749.3� Independent study programs

52200-52212� Gifted and talented education program

52800-52887� School-Based Program Coordination

64000� Categorical programs included in consolidated application

64001� Single plan for student achievement, consolidated application programs

76000-76002� Enrollment in community college

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1633� Instruction by correspondence

3820-3870� Gifted and talented education program

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED PUBLICATIONS

GATE Standards Workbook: A Guide to Design, Improve and Assess Gifted Programs, 2005

Meeting the Standards: A Guide to Developing Services for Gifted Students, 2002

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Gifted and Talented Education Program Resource Guide, rev. 2005

Recommended Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students, rev. 2005

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Association for the Gifted: http://www.cagifted.org

California Department of Education, Gifted and Talented Education:� http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt

Council for Exceptional Children, The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG): http://www.cectag.org

National Association for Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� AR 6172(a)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM

Definitions

A gifted and talented student is a student enrolled in a public school who is identified as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performance capability in categories selected by the Governing Board.� (Education Code 52201)

A highly gifted student is one who has achieved a measured intelligence quotient of 150 or more points on an assessment of intelligence administered by qualified personnel or has demonstrated extraordinary aptitude and achievement in language arts, mathematics, science, or other academic subjects, as evaluated and confirmed by both the student's teacher and principal. Highly gifted students shall generally constitute not more than one percent of the student population.� (Education Code 52201)

A special day class for gifted and talented students consists of one or more classes totaling a minimum school day where each class:� (5 CCR 3840)

1.������������� Is composed of students identified as gifted and talented

2.������������� Is designed to meet the specific academic needs of gifted and talented students for enriched or advanced instruction and is appropriately differentiated from other classes in the same subjects at the school

3.������������� Is taught by a teacher who has specific preparation, experience, personal attributes, and competencies in the teaching of gifted children

A part-time grouping is one in which students attend classes or seminars that are organized to provide advanced or enriched subject matter for a part of the school day and those classes are composed of identified gifted and talented students.� (5 CCR 3840)

A cluster grouping is one in which students are grouped within a regular classroom setting and receive appropriately differentiated activities from the regular classroom teacher.� (5 CCR 3840)

Independent study provides additional instructional opportunities supervised by a certificated district employee through special tutors or mentors or through enrollment in correspondence courses specified in Education Code 51740 and 5 CCR 1633.� (5 CCR 3840)

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

Acceleration means that students are placed in grades or classes more advanced than those of their chronological age group and are provided special counseling and/or instruction outside the regular classroom in order to facilitate their advanced work.� (5 CCR 3840)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

������������� AR 6172(b)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM� (continued)

Postsecondary education opportunities offer students the opportunity to attend classes conducted by a college or community college or to participate in Advanced Placement programs.� (5 CCR 3840)

(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)

(cf. 6172.1 - Concurrent Enrollment in College Classes)

Enrichment activities are supplemental educational activities that augment students' regular educational programs in their regular classrooms. Students use advanced materials and/or receive special opportunities from persons other than the regular classroom teacher.� (5 CCR 3840)

Program Coordinator

The Superintendent or designee shall appoint a district coordinator for the gifted and talented education (GATE) program who has demonstrated experience and knowledge in gifted education and/or has opportunities to gain or continue such experience and knowledge.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

Responsibilities of the district's GATE coordinator shall include program development and implementation, identification procedures, fiscal management, and the collection of auditable records for evaluation. (Education Code 52212)

The Superintendent or designee also may appoint a GATE coordinator at each school site who shall be responsible for implementation of program services at that school site.

Program Plan

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a written plan which describes the differentiated curricula for the program and the methods used to examine the appropriateness of participating students' total educational experience.� The plan shall include the components specified in 5 CCR 3831. (5 CCR 3831)

Whenever a school's GATE program is incorporated into School-Based Program Coordination, its school site council shall address the needs of GATE students within the school's single plan for student achievement.� (Education Code 52853, 64001)

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)

������������� AR 6172(c)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM� (continued)

Identification of Gifted and Talented Students

The Superintendent or designee shall design methods to seek out and identify gifted and talented students from varying linguistic, economic, and cultural backgrounds whose extraordinary capacities require special services and programs.� (5 CCR 3820)

Students may be recommended for the GATE program by administrators, teachers, counselors, other staff, or parents/guardians. Parent/guardian consent shall be obtained before administering any assessments for the sole purpose of identifying students for this program.

Students shall be selected for the program based on their demonstrated or potential ability for high performance in categories identified by the Board, as evidenced by any of the following indicators:� (5 CCR 3823)

1.������������� School, class, and individual student records

2.������������� Individual tests, including summary and evaluation by a credentialed school psychologist

3.������������� Group tests

4.������������� Interviews and questionnaires of teachers, parents/guardians, and others

5.������������� Student products

6.������������� Opinions of professional persons

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Final determination of a student's eligibility shall be made by the Superintendent or designee. (5 CCR 3824)

The Superintendent or designee shall base his/her decision upon the evaluation of pertinent evidence by the principal or designee, a classroom teacher familiar with the student's work, and, when appropriate, a credentialed school psychologist. An individual recognized as an expert in the gifted and talented category under consideration, and/or an individual who has in-depth understanding of the student's linguistic or cultural group, shall participate in the evaluation of the evidence unless there is no doubt as to the student's eligibility. These persons may review screening, identification, and placement data in serial order and shall be required to meet only as necessary to resolve any differences in assessment and recommendations.� (5 CCR 3824)

������������� AR 6172(d)

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENT PROGRAM� (continued)

In reviewing evidence of a student's abilities, the Superintendent or designee also shall consider the economic, linguistic, and cultural characteristics of the student's background and, when appropriate, studies of the factors contributing to the student's underachievement, including handicapping or disadvantaged conditions.� (5 CCR 3823)

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

Prior to a student's participation in the program, the Superintendent or designee shall obtain written consent from the student's parent/guardian.� (5 CCR 3831)

If the Superintendent or designee determines that a student is not eligible, the student's parent/guardian may appeal the decision. The Superintendent or designee may use a committee, including the district's GATE coordinator and certificated personnel, to review the student's evidence and determine whether the initial identification decision should be reversed.

The Superintendent or designee shall consider identifying for the district's GATE program any student who has transferred from another district in which he/she was identified as a GATE student. (Education Code 52202; 5 CCR 3831)

Because students who do not initially meet district criteria for the GATE program may become eligible at a later grade level, the district may re-examine student eligibility whenever the district receives a referral through the process noted above or the Superintendent or designee determines it to be in the student's best interest.

Once identified as a GATE student, a student shall remain eligible even though services provided to the student may change.

Regulation������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

approved:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6172.1(a)

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN COLLEGE CLASSES

The Governing Board desires to provide opportunities for eligible district students to enroll concurrently in courses offered at postsecondary institutions in order to foster individual student achievement, increase opportunities for students to complete college preparatory course requirements or career technical education preparation, and prepare students for a smooth transition into college by providing exposure to the collegiate environment.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)

When it is determined that the postsecondary course in which the student intends to enroll is substantially equivalent to a course provided by the district, the student may receive credit toward high school graduation requirements in addition to credit received from the college.

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

Approval of Concurrent Enrollment

The Board may approve a limited number of students of any age or grade level to apply for part-time or full-time concurrent enrollment in a community college or four-year college when it is determined to be in the student's best interest and the student is adequately prepared for such coursework.

Upon recommendation of the principal and with parent/guardian consent, the Board may authorize a student to apply for attendance at a community college during any session or term as a special part-time or full-time student and to undertake one or more courses of instruction offered at the community college level. (Education Code 48800)

Within the enrollment limits and exceptions allowed by law, the principal may recommend a student for community college summer session if that student demonstrates adequate preparation in the discipline to be studied and exhausts all opportunities to enroll in an equivalent course, if any, at his/her school of attendance.� (Education Code 48800)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

Any student's parent/guardian may petition the Board to authorize full-time attendance at a community college if he/she believes the student would benefit from advanced scholastic or career technical work that would be available.� (Education Code 48800.5)

If the Board denies a request for special part-time or full-time enrollment at a community college for a student who is identified as highly gifted and talented as defined in Education

������������� BP 6172.1(b)

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN COLLEGE CLASSES� (continued)

Code 52201, the Board shall issue its written recommendation and the reasons for the denial within 60 days.� The written recommendation and denial shall be issued at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting that falls at least 30 days after the request has been submitted.� (Education Code 48800, 48800.5)

Program Evaluation

The Superintendent or designee shall regularly report to the Board regarding the number of district students participating in the concurrent enrollment option, their success in completing in postsecondary courses, and any impact on their achievement in district courses.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

46145-46147 Minimum day, high school

48800-48802� Enrollment of gifted students in community college

51225.3 Alternative means of satisfying graduation requirements

52200-52212� Gifted and talented education program

76000-76002 Enrollment in community college

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Community Colleges System:� http://www.cccco.edu

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Postsecondary Education Commission: http://www.cpec.ca.gov

California State University: http://www.calstate.edu

Foundation for California Community Colleges, Early College High School Initiative: http://www.foundationccc.org/ECHS

University of California: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Policy������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� AR 6172.1

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN COLLEGE CLASSES

Credit

Special part-time students may enroll in up to 11 units per semester, or the equivalent, in a community college. Such students shall receive credit for community college courses that they complete in an amount jointly determined appropriate by the district and the community college governing board.� (Education Code 48800, 76001)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

A written agreement regarding the student's enrollment in postsecondary courses and the credits to be awarded for successful completion shall be signed by the student, parent/guardian, principal, and college representative.� The student shall be informed whether the credits to be earned are considered academic credits or elective credits and whether the course would need to be completed again during the college years to satisfy college requirements.

To receive district credit for coursework completed at a community college or four-year college, the student or parent/guardian shall submit a transcript showing completion of the course with a passing grade.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

Minimum School Day

Except under the conditions specified in Education Code 46146, the minimum day of attendance in district schools shall be 180 minutes for any student who is enrolled part-time in a community college and any student in grades 11-12 who is enrolled part-time in the California State University or University of California, when the student is enrolled in classes for which academic credit will be provided upon satisfactory completion of enrolled courses.� (Education Code 46146, 48801)

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

A student enrolled full-time at a community college shall be exempted from full-time attendance in the district's regular education program. (Education Code 48800.5)

(cf. 5112.1 - Exemptions from Attendance)

However, both part-time and full-time community college students shall be required to undertake courses of instruction of a scope and duration sufficient to satisfy the requirements of law. (Education Code 48800.5, 48801)

Community College Classes on High School Campus

If a community college class is to be offered at a district high school campus, the class shall not be held during the time the campus is closed to the general public.� (Education Code 76002)

Regulation������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

approved:������������� July 2008

Instruction������������� BP 6178.2(a)

REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CENTER/PROGRAM

The Governing Board 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.

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

OPTION 1:� (Participation in County-Operated ROC/P)

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.

OPTION 2:� (Multidistrict JPA)

The district shall jointly operate an ROC/P with one or more other school districts in accordance with the terms of a joint powers agreement (JPA). The Board shall select one or more members of the Board to represent the district on the governing board of the ROC/P.� (Education Code 52301, 52310.5)

Board members selected to represent the district on the governing board of the ROC/P shall communicate to that body the district Board's positions on matters pertaining to ROC/P program development, budget adoption, program evaluation, and other issues as directed by the Board.

When specified in the JPA, the district may provide teachers, student support services, facilities, or other services to students enrolled in the ROC/P.

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain effective communications with the administrator and staff of the ROC/P and shall ensure that the district is fulfilling its responsibilities as delineated under the JPA.

������������� BP 6178.2(b)

REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CENTER/PROGRAM� (continued)

OPTION 3:� (Single District ROC/P)

The district shall operate its own ROC/P, with the district Board serving as the governing board of the ROC/P.� (Education Code 52301, 52310.5)

The Board shall adopt and regularly review the mission, goals, budget, curriculum, and policies of the ROC/P to ensure that the program is focused on student learning and meets all applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and standards.

The Board shall establish an employer advisory board to perform the duties specified in Education Code 52302.2.� The employer advisory board shall be composed of representatives of trade organizations and businesses or government agencies that hire a significant number of employees each year and require the skills and knowledge that are taught in the course sequence(s) in that occupational area, as well as at least one representative from a school district career technical educational advisory committee.� (Education Code 52302.2)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

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)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

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)

(cf. 5112.1 - Exemptions from Attendance)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6184 - Continuation Education)

Credits earned from courses completed in an ROC/P may be applied toward fulfillment of high school graduation course requirements.� (Education Code 51225.3, 52310)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

������������� BP 6178.2(c)

REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CENTER/PROGRAM� (continued)

Student Services

The district may provide or arrange for transportation to the ROC/P in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

(cf. 3541 - Transportation Routes and Services)

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.

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Program Evaluation

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.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

Legal Reference: (see next page)

������������� BP 6178.2(d)

REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL CENTER/PROGRAM� (continued)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

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

48430-48433 Continuation education, ROC/P classes

51225.3� Requirements for graduation

52300-52335.6 Regional occupational centers/programs

52378� Supplemental school counseling program, grades 7-12

60850-60859� High school exit examination

60900� California longitudinal student achievement data system

GOVERNMENT CODE

6500-6536� Joint powers agreements

LABOR CODE

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

10080-10092 Community classrooms

10100-10111 Cooperative vocational education

11500-11508� Regional occupational centers and programs

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

2301-2414� Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

6319� Highly qualified teachers

Management Resources:

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

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

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������������� CSBA MANUAL MAINTENANCE SERVICE

adopted:������������� July 2008

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