Juvenile Court Student Transition Workgroup
The primary goal of the Juvenile Court Student Transition Work Group is to identify and address obstacles experienced by students seeking to transition from juvenile court schools back to public schools in their community. Recently passed legislation, AB2276, Bocanegra, Education Code Section 48648 (a) calls for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) to establish a statewide group:
…with stakeholders from the community, advocacy organizations, and education and probation department leaders to develop a model and study existing successful county programs and policies for the immediate transfer of educational records, uniform systems for calculating and awarding credits, transition planning, and the immediate enrollment of pupils who are being transferred from juvenile court schools.
The statewide group will report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by January 1, 2016.
In consultation with the Board of State and Community Corrections, the SSPI will convene the work group composed of stakeholders from across the state. The work group membership will include county offices of education, school districts, county probation departments; judicial, community, advocacy organizations; and student leaders. The work group will examine and make recommendations on the factors critical to the successful transition of students out of juvenile court school.
The first work group meeting will be held in the fall of 2015.
Please see the Application for Appointments Web page and the List of Organizations Web page for information on the boards, commissions, advisory committees, and associations represented by the California Department of Education.