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Santa Clara USD |  BP  6178.2  Instruction

Regional Occupational Center/Program   

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Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.

The Governing Board desires to provide opportunities for district students to receive specialized training and career technical skills through a regional occupational center or program (ROC/P) that prepares them for employment, advanced training, or postsecondary education.

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

The district shall jointly operate an ROC/P with one or more other school districts in accordance with the terms of a joint powers agreement (JPA). The Board shall select one or more members of the Board to represent the district on the governing board of the ROC/P. (Education Code 52301, 52310.5)

Board members selected to represent the district on the governing board of the ROC/P shall communicate to that body the district Board's positions on matters pertaining to ROC/P program development, budget adoption, program evaluation, and other issues as directed by the Board.

When specified in the JPA, the district may provide teachers, student support services, facilities, or other services to students enrolled in the ROC/P.

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain effective communications with the administrator and staff of the ROC/P and shall ensure that the district is fulfilling its responsibilities as delineated under the JPA.

Student Eligibility and Participation

To enroll in the ROC/P on a part-time or full-time basis, a district high school or adult student must have his/her admittance approved by the ROC/P based on a determination that he/she will benefit from the program. To be eligible, a student must be at least 16 years of age, unless he/she meets one of the conditions specified in Education Code 52314. (Education Code 52314, 52314.5, 52315)

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

Credits earned from courses completed in an ROC/P may be applied toward fulfillment of high school graduation course requirements. (Education Code 51225.3, 52310)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

Student Services

The district may provide or arrange for transportation to the ROC/P in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

(cf. 3541 - Transportation Routes and Services)

The district's academic counseling program shall be designed to increase students' awareness of available educational options aligned with their career goals, including, as appropriate, career technical programs offered through the ROC/P.

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Program Evaluation

The Board also shall review student achievement data for participating district students.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

Legal Reference:


1205 Classification of counties

37223 Weekend classes

39807.5 Transportation to ROC/P, parent/guardian payment

41850 Transportation to ROC/P, apportionments

44910 Permanent employment status; preclusion of ROC/P service

46140 Attendance credit

46300 Computation of average daily attendance

48410 Exemption from compulsory continuation education

48430-48433 Continuation education, ROC/P classes

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

52300-52335.6 Regional occupational centers/programs

52378 Supplemental school counseling program, grades 7-12

60850-60859 High school exit examination

60900 California longitudinal student achievement data system


6500-6536 Joint powers agreements


3368 Workers' compensation, responsibility in jointly operated ROC/P


15037.1 Education and job training, performance accountability


10080-10092 Community classrooms

10100-10111 Cooperative vocational education

11500-11508 Regional occupational centers and programs


2301-2414 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

6319 Highly qualified teachers

Management Resources:


2008-2012 State Plan for Career Technical Education

Regional Occupational Centers and Programs Operations Handbook March 2008

Model Programs and Practices: Setting Standards for Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs), rev. October 2007

Career Technical Education Framework for California Public Schools, Grades Seven Through Twelve, January 2007

California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, Grades Seven Through Twelve, May 2005



Association for Career and Technical Education:

California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs:

California Department of Education, ROC/P:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing:


adopted: April 24, 2014 Santa Clara, California