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Student Leave Of Absence   

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The Governing Board recognizes the importance of regular school attendance in promoting student achievement. However, the Board also recognizes that, in rare circumstances, it may be beneficial for a student to participate in opportunities outside the school which contribute to his/her educational experience

The Superintendent or designee may grant student leaves of absence for the purpose of supervised travel, study, training, or work not available to the student under another educational option. Such leave may be granted to a student 15 years of age or older in the regular program and to a student between the ages of 16 and 18 in the continuation education program. (Education Code 48232, 48416)

No more than one percent of the students enrolled and attending a school shall be granted a leave of absence during any school year. (Education Code 48232, 48416)

(cf. 6184 - Continuation Education)

When feasible, students shall be encouraged to instead enroll in the district's independent study program to allow for greater contact and coordination with district staff.

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

Legal Reference:


48232 Leave of absence for students aged 15 at time of commencement of leave

48410 Exemption from continuation education

48416 Leave of absence for students aged 16 to 18 inclusive


7000-7002 Emancipation of minors law

7050 Purposes for which emancipated minor considered an adult


adopted: February 13, 2014 Santa Clara, California

revised: January 28, 2016