This page is an accessible alternate version (AAV) of the State Board of Education July 2009 Waiver Item 31 Attachment 3 (PDF; 34KB; 1pp.).
PAJARO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
STATE AWARD FINDINGS AND QUESTIONED COSTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
All ASES sites have signed early release forms on file for every student authorizing early release and all sites are in operation until 6:00 p.m. The department destroys the forms prior to starting the new year. In the future, the District will save previous year's signed early release forms and site schedules for the recommended retention period.
2008-3 Code 40000 - State Compliance
Criteria or Specific Requirements
District must offer the minimum number of minutes as set for by the Education Code. The required amount of instructional minutes offered far each grade level pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (3)(1) of Education Code Section 47612.5 and subdivision (a)(3) of Education Code Section 46201, are as set forth below:
Kindergarten: 36,000 minutes
Grades 1 through 3: 50,400 minutes
Grades 4 through 8: 54,000 minutes
Grades 9 through 12: 64,800 minutes
During out testing ofspecific requirements related to instructional minutes, we noticed that Watsonville High School did not meet the minimum required instructional minutes, We recalculated 64,746 instructional minutes for the site, which is short of the minimum requirement by 54 minutes.
The Watsonville High School grade 9 through 12 regular education classes generated 1,902 ADA. The 54 minutes shortage in minutes amounts to 1.6 ADA penalty as set forth by Education Code 4620] (d). However, as stated below and as set forth with in Education Code 46206, the District is in the process of filing for a waiver with the California Department of Education.
The District could potentially lose funding for the amount set forth above.
The appropriate level of monitoring was not administered by the proper departments to detect the school's non compliance with instructional minutes requirements.