AB 631, as introduced, Fox. Pupils: juvenile court schools.
Existing law requires county boards of education to provide for the administration and operation of public schools in juvenile homes, juvenile halls, day centers, juvenile ranches, juvenile camps, regional youth educational facilities, Orange County youth correctional centers, or in any group home housing 25 or more children, as specified. These public schools are known under existing law as juvenile court schools. Existing law requires that juvenile court schools be conducted in a manner prescribed by the county board of education to best accomplish the purposes set forth in existing law.
This bill would authorize the county board of education to adopt and enforce a course of study that increases instruction in mathematics and English for pupils attending juvenile court schools and who are performing 3 grades below grade level.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 48645.3 of the Education Code is
2amended to read:
Juvenile court schools shall be conducted in a
2manner as shall be prescribed by the county board of education to
3best accomplish the provisions of Section 48645. The minimum
4schoolday shall be 240 minutes. Minimum schooldays shall be
5calculated on the basis of the average number of minutes of
6attendance during not more than 10 consecutive days in which
7classes are conducted. The minimum schoolday for pupils in
8attendance in approved vocational education programs, work
9programs prescribed by the probation department pursuant to
10Section 883 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and work
11experience programs shall be 180 minutes, which shall be
12calculated on the basis of the average number of minutes of
13attendance during not more than 10 consecutive days in which
14classes are conducted. The county board of education shall adopt
15and enforce a course of study and evaluate its program in
16accordance with Sections 51040, 51041, 51050, and 51054 and
17the provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 51200) of
18Chapter 2 of Part 28, except subdivision (c) of Section 51220.
20court schools shall not be closed on any weekday
21of the calendar year, except those weekdays adopted by the
22 board of education as school holidays or set aside by the
23 board of education for inservice purposes. However, the
24 board of education may close juvenile court schools when it deems
begin delete suchend delete closing is necessary to accommodate contingencies.