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Dropout Prevention   

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Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.

The Board of Education recognizes that regular school attendance is critical to student learning and achievement. The Board will provide a learning environment that engages students, helps them become self-motivated, encourages regular attendance, and enables them to meet district standards and to graduate.

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies to identify and serve students at all grade levels who are at risk of dropping out of school. Students may be identified on the basis of indicators such as frequent absenteeism, truancy, or tardiness; below-grade-level achievement; or personal, social, health, or economic concerns that may make a student more likely to drop out of school.

(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

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

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Success Teams)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)

The school site council at each school shall develop a comprehensive school plan for student retention in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation. The plan shall be designed to help reduce student absenteeism and dropout rates and to improve student achievement.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

Legal Reference:


35160 Authority of governing board

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

48400-48403 Compulsory continuation education

48430-48438 Continuation education

48660-48666 Community day schools

51745-51749.3 Independent study

52300-52334 Regional Occupational Centers

52890 Qualifications and duties of outreach consultants

54690-54697 Partnership academies

64000-64001 Single plan for student achievement


52014 Inclusion of activities in plan

52015 Components of plan

52900-52904 Alternative education and work centers for school dropouts

54660-54669 Elementary and Secondary School Dropout Prevention Act

54720-54735 School-based pupil motivation and maintenance program

58550-58562 Educational clinics


6301-6322 Title I programs

Management Resources:


California Department of Education:

California Dropout Prevention Network:

National Dropout Prevention Center:


adopted: December 20, 2012 Castro Valley, California