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Four-day Week; Alpaugh Unified School District   

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(a) Beginning in the 2010-11 fiscal year, the Alpaugh Unified School District may operate one or more schools in the school district on a four-day school week if the school district complies with the instructional time requirements in Section 37701 and the other requirements of this chapter. The state board may waive five-consecutive-day operating requirements for any of the following programs that operate on a four-day school week pursuant to this section, provided that the school district meets the minimum time requirement for each program:

(1) Preschools.

(2) Before and after school programs.

(3) Independent study programs.

(4) Child nutrition and food service programs.

(5) Community day schools.

(6) Regional occupational centers or programs.

(7) Continuation high schools.

(b) If the school district operates one or more schools on a four-day school week pursuant to this section, and the program for the school year provides fewer than the 180 days of instruction required under Section 46200, as it read on January 1, 2013, the Superintendent shall reduce the local control funding formula grant apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented pursuant to Section 42238.03, for the average daily attendance of each affected grade level, by 0.0056 multiplied by that apportionment for each day less than what was required in subdivision (a) of this section, as this section read on January 1, 2013, up to a maximum of five days. If the school district operates one or more schools on a four-day school week pursuant to this section, and the program provides fewer than the minimum instructional minutes required under Section 46201, as it read on January 1, 2013, the Superintendent shall reduce the local control funding formula grant apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented by Section 42238.03, for the average daily attendance of each affected grade level, by the amount of that apportionment multiplied by the percentage of the minimum required minutes at that grade level that the school district failed to offer.

(c) Notwithstanding Section 37710, if a small school having between 11 and 99 valid California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test scores operating on a four-day school week fails to achieve its Academic Performance Index growth target pursuant to Section 52052 for two consecutive years, the authority of that school to operate on a four-day school week shall be permanently revoked commencing with the school year following the second consecutive year the school failed to achieve its Academic Performance Index growth rate.

(d) If the school district operates one or more schools on a four-day school week pursuant to this section, the school district shall submit a report to the department, the Senate Committee on Education, and the Assembly Committee on Education on or before January 15, 2015. The report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, information on all of the following:

(1) Programs the school district offered on the fifth schoolday and their participation rates.

(2) Whether the four-day school week schedule resulted in any fiscal savings.

(3) Impact on overall attendance of the schools operating a four-day school week.

(4) Programs for which the state board waived minimum time and five-consecutive-day requirements and the operational and educational effects of the programs if they operated at less time than required.

(5) The impact of the four-day school week on crime statistics, especially on the day on which school would otherwise be in session.

(6) Information on the Academic Performance Index, pursuant to Section 52052, for every year a school in the school district operated on a four-day school week. The information shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the base and growth Academic Performance Index of each school that operated on a four-day school week and whether that school met the Academic Performance growth targets.

(e) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, upon a determination that the school district identified in subdivision (a) equals or exceeds its local control funding formula target computed pursuant to Section 42238.02 as determined by the calculation of a zero difference pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 42238.03, the school district, as a condition of apportionment pursuant to Section 42238.02, as implemented pursuant to Section 42238.03, shall offer 180 days or more of instruction per school year, and meet the minimum minute requirements pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 46207.

(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2016, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2016, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 33, Sec. 14.)