AB 631, as amended, 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, as determined by objective local evaluations and assessments as approved by the county superintendent of schools.
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 amended to
(a) Juvenile court schools shall be conducted in a
17manner as shall be prescribed by the county board of education to
18best accomplish the provisions of Section 48645. The minimum
19schoolday shall be 240 minutes. Minimum schooldays shall be
20calculated on the basis of the average number of minutes of
21attendance during not more than 10 consecutive days in which
22classes are conducted. The minimum schoolday for pupils in
23attendance in approved vocational education programs, work
24programs prescribed by the probation department pursuant to
25Section 883 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and work
26experience programs shall be 180 minutes, which shall be
27calculated on the basis of the average number of minutes of
28attendance during not more than 10 consecutive days in which
29classes are conducted. The county board of education shall adopt
30and enforce a course of study and evaluate its program in
31accordance with Sections 51040, 51041, 51050, and 51054 and
32the provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 51200) of
33Chapter 2 of Part 28, except subdivision (c) of Section 51220.
P3 1(b) Juvenile court schools shall not be closed on any weekday
2of the calendar year, except those weekdays adopted by the county
3board of education as school holidays or set aside by the county
4board of education for inservice purposes. However, the county
5board of education may close juvenile court schools when it deems
6 the closing is necessary to accommodate contingencies.
7(c) The county board of education may adopt and enforce
8a course of study that
begin delete increasesend delete instruction in
9mathematics and English for pupils attending juvenile court schools
10and who are performing three grades below grade level, as
11determined by objective local evaluations and assessments as
12approved by the county superintendent of schools.