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Kings Canyon SD |  BP  6185  Instruction

Community Day School   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Kings Canyon Unified School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2012-13 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

The Governing Board recognizes the need to provide an appropriate alternative educational program for expelled students who are prohibited from attending regular schools in the district and for certain students referred by probation or district processes. The district shall operate one or more community day schools designed to meet the needs of these students. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that any such school is operated in accordance with legal requirements related to enrollment, instructional time and facilities.

The Board perceives the community day school as a flexible component of a comprehensive effort to meet the needs of expelled and other at-risk students throughout the county. The Superintendent or designee shall solicit input from the County Superintendent of Schools and neighboring districts when designing the district community day school and shall collaborate with them in fulfilling countywide needs.

In order to foster positive attitudes and academic progress, the Board recognizes that community day schools must give students substantial individual help with their problems. Community day school staff shall collaborate with district counselors, psychologists, and other support staff and with the county office of education, law enforcement, probation, and human services agency staff who work with at-risk youth. To the extent possible, community day school programs shall provide a low student-teacher ratio as well as individualized instruction and assessment.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 5141.51 - At-Risk Youths)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for the involuntary transfer of students to a community day school in accordance with law.

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

The Superintendent or designee may require community day school students to attend school for up to seven days each week in a directed program designed to provide students with the skills and attitudes necessary for success when they are returned to a regular school environment.

Legal Reference:


1980-1986 County community schools

17016 Priorities

17042 Area of adequate school construction

17085 - 17095 Emergency portable facilities

17280-17316 Field Act, especially:

17292.5 Expelled students program

17365-17374 Field Act

48660-48666 Community day schools

48915 Expulsion; particular circumstances

48915.2 Expelled student; enrollment during and after period of expulsion

48916 Expulsion orders; readmission date; rehabilitation plan

48916.1 Educational program requirements for expelled students

48918 Rules governing expulsion procedures

48926 County plans for educational services to expelled students


300 Minors subject to jurisdiction

602 Minors violating laws defining crime; ward of court


Part 2, 101 to 2327a.3 California building code

Part 3, 089-1 to 70-848 California electrical code

Part 4, 403 to 1313.13 California mechanical code

Part 5, 102 to 1218.8 California plumbing code


1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

Management Resources:


0306.96 Expulsion Policies and Expulsion Placements, SPB: 95/96-04


adopted: April 7, 1997 Reedley, California