Santa Clara USD | AR 6185 Instruction
Community Day School
The Superintendent or designee may assign a student to a district community day school if the student meets one or more of the following conditions: (Education Code 48662)
1. The student is expelled for any reason.
(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
3. The student is referred by a school attendance review board (SARB) or other district-level referral process.
(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)
The Superintendent or designee shall give first priority for assignment to a community day school to students expelled for mandatory expulsion offenses pursuant to Education Code 48915(d). Second priority shall be given to students expelled for other reasons, and third priority shall be given to students referred pursuant to item #2 or #3 above. These priorities are applicable unless there is an agreement that the County Superintendent of Schools will serve any of these students. (Education Code 48662)
When the student to be involuntarily transferred to a community day school is a student with disabilities, as defined under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, assignment to a community day school shall be determined by the student's individualized education program (IEP) or 504 team, as applicable. (20 USC 1415; 34 CFR 104.35)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion (Students with Disabilities))
(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)
(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)
Students who have been involuntarily transferred to a community day school based on an expulsion order, probation referral, SARB referral, or other district-level referral process shall be notified in accordance with the applicable laws and/or district policy. Such process shall include timely written notification of the transfer to the student and his/her parent/guardian and an opportunity for the student and parent/guardian to meet with the Superintendent or designee to discuss the transfer.
Academic programs offered in the community day school shall be comparable to those available to students of a similar age in the district. (Education Code 48663)
The minimum school day for a district community day school shall be 360 minutes of classroom instruction provided by a certificated employee. Independent study shall not be used as a means of providing any part of this minimum day. (Education Code 48663)
(cf. 6112 - School Day)
(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)
Policy SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: April 24, 2014 Santa Clara, California
revised: January 26, 2017