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Board Policy Changes

The following Board Policy updates were made by the Board at the June 11th Board meeting:

BP #6145 - Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities
Policy updated to reflect law which provides that a homeless student must be immediately deemed to meet all residency requirements for participation in extracurricular activities. Legal cites added for the prohibition against student fees and the requirement to annually review the policy.  

BP #6145.2 -  Athletic Competition
Policy updated to reflect NEW LAW (AB 2009) which requires any district that offers an interscholastic athletic program to develop a written emergency action plan to be followed in the event of sudden cardiac arrest or other medical emergency.

The following Board Policy updates were made by the Board at the May 28th Board meeting:

Board Policy #1113 - District and School Web Sites

Board Policy #5117 - Interdistrict Attendance
Policy updated to reflect NEW LAW (AB 99, 2017) which makes a number of changes to the school district of choice program, including (1) requiring a participating district to register as a school district of choice with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the county board of education by July 1, 2018; (2) expanding the factors that must not be considered by districts in the selection process; and (3) revising the requirements for annually reporting the disposition of transfer requests.
Policy updated to delete references to the Open Enrollment Act since schools are not currently being identified as low achieving based on the Academic Performance Index, update legal cites, and clarify the continuing requirement to register as a school district of choice with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and county board of education before enrolling students under that program.

Board Policy #5145.3 - Non-Discrimination/Harrassment

The following Board Policy updates were made by the Board at the May 14th Board meeting:

Board Policy #0460 - Local Control and Accountability Plan
Policy updated to delete references to 5 CCR 15497.5 (repealed) which formerly contained the LCAP template. The LCAP template continues to be approved by the State Board of Education and is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) web site. Policy also adds a definition of "numerically significant student subgroups" whose needs must be addressed in the LCAP.

Policy updated to reflect NEW LAW (AB 2878) which expands the state priority on parent involvement that must be addressed in the local control and accountability plan (LCAP) to include family engagement. Policy also reflects NEW LAW (AB 1808) which requires consultation on plan development with special education local plan administrator(s) and, by July 1, 2019, requires districts to develop a local control funding formula budget overview for parents/guardians in conjunction with the LCAP. Policy reflects NEW LAW (AB 1840) which requires the State Board of Education to expand the LCAP template by January 31, 2020 to include specified information. Section on "Technical Assistance/Intervention" updated to reflect AB 1808 which establishes a single statewide system of support for districts and schools, and AB 1840 which provides that a district receiving an emergency apportionment will be deemed to have been referred to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.

Board Policy #5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy
Policy updated to reflect the inclusion of a chronic absence indicator in the California School Dashboard effective in the fall of 2018, add examples of interventions for attendance problems, and delete section on "School Attendance Review Board" since that material is now covered in BP/AR 5113.12 - District School Attendance Review Board.

Board Policy #6020 - Parent Involvement
Policy updated to reflect requirements for parent involvement in schools receiving federal Title I, Part A funding, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, including expanding activities to include engagement of family members. Policy also reflects parent involvement as a state priority that must be addressed in the district's LCAP.

The following Board Policy updates were made by the Board at the April 23rd Board meeting

 

Board Policy #5113.12 - District School Attendance Review Board
New policy for use by districts that have established their own local school attendance review board (SARB), and reflect the basic purposes, functions, and operations of the SARB.

Board Policy #5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs
Policy updated to reflect the goals and purposes of the federal Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants program, as established by the Every Student Succeeds Act. Policy also deletes material on drug and alcohol master plans and county primary prevention programs, since the related laws repealed on their own terms.

Board Policy #6153 - School-Sponsored Trips
Policy updated to reflect NEW LAW (AB 341, 2017) which eliminates the prohibition against the use of district funds to pay for the expenses of students participating in field trips or excursions to another state, to the District of Columbia, or to a foreign country.

Board Policy #6155 - Challenging Courses by Examination
This is an update and reinstatement of CSBA policy providing governing Boards with the authority to allow high school students to challenge a given course by examination for grade and credit in order to accelerate progress towards graduation.  This policy coincides with other approved instructional policies related to earning credits by alternative means.