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 BP 5112.3

Students

Student Leave Of Absence

 

The San Benito County Office of Education (SBCOE) recognizes the importance of regular school attendance in promoting student achievement.  However, the SBCOE also recognizes that, in rare circumstances, it may be beneficial for a student to participate in opportunities outside the school which contribute to his/her educational experience.

 

The Superintendent or designee may grant student leaves of absence for the purpose of supervised travel, study, training, or work not available to the student under another educational option.  Such leave may be granted to a student 15 years of age or older in the regular program and to a student age 16-18 in the continuation education program. (Education Code 48232, 48416)

 

No more than one percent of the students enrolled and attending a school shall be granted a leave of absence during any school year.  (Education Code 48232, 48416)

 

When feasible, students shall be encouraged to instead enroll in the district’s independent study program to allow for greater contact and coordination with district staff.

 

 

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

48232  Leave of absence for students age 15 at time of commencement of leave

48410  Exemption from continuation education

48416  Leave of absence for students age 16 to 18 inclusive

FAMILY CODE

7000-7002   Emancipation of minors law

7050  Purposes for which emancipated minor considered an adult

 

 

Policy Adopted:4-12-18