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Dropout Prevention   

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The Los Angeles County Board of Education (LACOE) recognizes that regular school attendance is critical to student learning and achievement. The County Board desires to provide a learning environment that engages students, helps them become self-motivated, encourages regular attendance, and enables them to meet LACOE 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 County Superintendent of Schools or designee will 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 - 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.

Potential Withdrawals from LACOE Programs or Activities

If LACOE staff identifies a student enrolled in a LACOE program or activity as a potential dropout or potentially excludable, LACOE staff shall hold a conference with the student and his/her parent/guardian as soon as practically possible. A representative from the student's district of residence shall be notified of and invited to this conference.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35160 Authority of governing board

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

48400-48403 Compulsory continuation education

48430-48438 Continuation education

48660-48667 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

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS

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

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6301-6322 Title I programs

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

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

California Dropout Prevention Network: http://www.edualliance.org/cdpn

National Dropout Prevention Center: http://www.dropoutprevention.org

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: May 8, 2012 Downey, California