(a) The governing board of each school district maintaining any or all of grades 7 to 12, inclusive, shall offer, and a charter school may offer, supplemental instructional programs for pupils enrolled in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, who do not demonstrate sufficient progress toward passing the exit examination required for high school graduation pursuant to Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 60850) of Part 33.
(b) Sufficient progress, as described in subdivision (a), shall be determined on the basis of either of the following:
(1) The results of the assessments administered pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 60640) of Chapter 5 of Part 33 and the minimum levels of proficiency recommended by the state board pursuant to Section 60648.
(2) The pupils' grades and other indicators of academic achievement designated by the district.
(c) For purposes of this section, a pupil shall be considered to be enrolled in a grade immediately upon completion of the preceding grade. Supplemental instruction may also be offered to a pupil who was enrolled in grade 12 during the prior school year.
(d) For the purposes of this section, pupils who do not possess sufficient English language skills to be assessed, as set forth in Sections 60850 and 60853, shall be considered pupils who do not demonstrate sufficient progress towards passing the exit examination required for high school graduation and shall receive supplemental instruction designed to assist pupils to succeed on the high school exit examination.
(e) Except as provided in subdivision (h), programs may be offered pursuant to this section during the summer, before school, after school, on Saturday, or during intersession, or in any combination of summer, before school, after school, Saturday, or intersession instruction, but shall be in addition to the regular schoolday. Any minor pupil whose parent or guardian informs the school district that the pupil is unable to attend a Saturday school program for religious reasons, or any pupil 18 years of age or older who states that he or she is unable to attend a Saturday school program for religious reasons, shall be given priority for enrollment in supplemental instruction offered at a time other than Saturday over a pupil who is not unable to attend a Saturday school program for religious reasons.
(f) A school district or charter school offering supplemental instructional programs pursuant to this section shall receive funding as described in Section 42239 and in the annual Budget Act.
(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the State Board of Education nor the Superintendent of Public Instruction may waive any provision of this section.
(h) Funds received for supplemental instruction pursuant to this section may also be used to provide intensive instruction and services to eligible pupils pursuant to Section 37254.
(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 234, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 37254
Education Code 42239
Education Code 60640 et. seq.
Education Code 60648
Education Code 60850 et. seq.
Education Code 60853