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Castro Valley USD |  BP  6200  Instruction

Adult Education   

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The Board of Education believes that education is a lifelong process and that it is important for individuals to continuously develop new skills. Eligible adults shall be offered opportunities to enroll in programs and courses that develop academic, English language, citizenship, parenting, life and workforce skills and, as appropriate, lead to an industry-recognized certificate, a high school diploma, a high school equivalency certificate, and/or transition to postsecondary education or employment.

The Superintendent or designee shall recommend, for approval by the Board and the California Department of Education, courses to be offered through the district's adult education program in the following areas:

1. Programs in elementary and secondary basic skills, including programs leading to a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.

2. Programs for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship, English as a second language, and workforce preparation.

3. Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily related to entry or reentry into the workforce.

4. Programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are primarily designed to develop knowledge and skills to assist elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically in school.

5. Programs for adults with disabilities.

6. Programs in career technical education that are short term in nature and have high employment potential.

7. Programs offering preapprenticeship training activities conducted in coordination with one or more apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation and geographic area.

The district is authorized, without the approval of the CDE, to establish community education (fee-based) classes. These classes shall be designed to provide instruction and contribute to the physical, mental, moral, economic, or civic development of those enrolled (EC 51810). Attendance in community education classes shall not be reported to the CDE for apportionment. No apportionment from state funds shall be made to establish or maintain such classes (EC 51814). The district's governing board may charge student fees, which are not to exceed the cost of maintaining the classes. Remuneration may be made through a contract, or funds may be obtained through contributions or donations of individuals or groups (EC 51815).District students enrolled in all of the above programs shall be under the immediate supervision of a certificated district employee.

Under the Adult Education Block Grant, the district shall participate in, and be a member of, the adult education regional consortium per AB104.

To ensure efficient and coordinated adult education services, the district shall collaborate with other local educational agencies, the local Workforce Development Board, the Regional Occupation Programs, and the community college district in the region's adult education consortium. The district shall participate in the consortium's identification of the educational needs of adults in the region, identification of available funding and services, development and approval of an adult education plan pursuant to Education Code 84906, and implementation of strategies to address the identified needs, improve the effectiveness of district services, and improve students' transitions into postsecondary education and the workforce.

The district's representative to the region's adult education consortium shall be designated by the Board. (Education Code 84905)

(cf. 9140 - Board Representatives)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all teachers of adult education classes authorized for apportionment possess an appropriate credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and have access to high-quality professional development to continuously enhance their knowledge and skills. Teachers of fee-based community education classes (not receiving apportionment) do not need to possess a teaching credential.

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

Adult education classes may be offered any day or evening, including weekends, for such length of time during the school year as determined by the Board. (Education Code 52505, 52513)

Adult education students who fulfill the adult education's board approved graduation requirements shall receive a diploma of high school graduation.

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

The Superintendent or designee shall regularly report to the Board on the effectiveness of the district's adult education program. This report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of adults and high school students participating in the program, student participation in each type of adult education course or class, and the extent to which students successfully completed these programs, including, as applicable, the completion of requirements for the high school diploma or certificate of equivalency.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

No fees may be charged for classes in adult basic education, adult secondary education, or English or citizenship for foreigners (EC 52612). Districts must establish and maintain a separate fund for all adult school transactions, and the funds may be spent only on appropriate adult education expenses.

Legal Reference:


8500-8538 Adult education

10200 CalWORKs education and job training plan

41975-41976.2 Adult education; authorized classes and courses

44260.2-44260.3 Credential requirements, designated subjects adult education credential

44865 Qualifications for home teachers and teachers in special classes

46190-46192 Adult school; days of attendance

46300.1-46300.4 Independent study

51040 Prescribed courses

51056 Adult education course of study

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

51241 Physical education exemptions

51246 Physical education exemptions

51730-51732 Elementary school special day and evening classes

51745-51749.6 Independent study

51810-51815 Community service classes

52500-52523 Adult schools

52530-52531 Use of hospitals

52540-52544 Adult English classes

52550-52556 Classes in citizenship

52570-52572 Disabled adults

52610-52616.24 Adult schools, Finances

52651-52656 Immigrant Workforce Preparation Act

60410 Books for adult classes

84830 Adult education consortium

84900-84920 Adult Education Block Grant


11320-11329.5 CalWORKs, including education and job training


10501 Adult education

10508 Records and reports

10530-10534 Standards

80034 Teaching credentials, adult education

80034.5 Adult education, substitute teachers

80036-80036.4 Requirements for designated subjects adult education credential

80040.2-80040.2.7 Programs of personalized preparation for the designated subjects adult education teaching credentialing


2301-2415 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act


3101-3255 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

3271-3333 Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

Management Resources:


Adult Education Handbook for California, 2005

Pupil Fees, Charges, and Other Deposits, Fiscal Management Advisory 12-02, April 24, 2013


California Council for Adult Education:

California Department of Education:

California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems:


adopted: September 8, 2016 Castro Valley, California