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Santa Clara USD |  BP  6184  Instruction

Continuation Education   

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The Governing Board shall provide a continuation education program to meet the educational needs of district students who are not attending a high school or other appropriate educational institution and who are not legally exempted from compulsory continuation school attendance.

(cf. 0420.4 - Charter Schools)

(cf. 5112.1- Exemptions from Attendance)

(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work Experience Education)

(cf. 6181 - Alternative Schools/Programs of Choice)

(cf. 6183 - Home and Hospital Instruction)

(cf. 6185 - Community Day School)

The Board shall establish a plan to coordinate instruction and training in the school with the home, employment and other agencies and shall designate one or more persons as coordinators. (5 CCR 11003)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations governing the involuntary transfer of students into the continuation education program. (Education Code 48432.5)

The Superintendent or designee may allow the voluntary enrollment of students in the continuation education program as space permits and when it is determined to be in the best interests of the student.

Minors otherwise subject to compulsory attendance in continuation education classes may be exempted if they meet any of the conditions specified in Education Code 48410.

(cf. 5112.1 - Exemptions from Attendance)

The Board may maintain continuation classes during the district's regular school hours, during special school hours for these classes established by the Board, or during such hours and for such length of time during the day or evening that adult education classes are maintained. (Education Code 48434)

(cf. 6112 - School Day)

(cf. 6200 - Adult Education)

Legal Reference:


41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

42243.7 District revenue limit for districts with a continuation high school

48400-48454 Compulsory continuation education in general, especially:

48401 Weekly minimum attendance requirement

48402 Minors not regularly employed

48410-48416 Compulsory continuation education

48430-48438 Continuation classes

48450-48454 Violation

48900 Grounds for suspension and expulsion

48903 Limitations on days of suspension

51224 Courses of study

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

60850-60856 High school exit examination


7000-7002 Emancipation of minors law

7050 Purposes for which emancipated minor considered an adult


11000-11010 Continuation education

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adopted: April 24, 2014 Santa Clara, California