County community schools are public schools operated and administered by county offices of education to serve students in grades kindergarten through twelve. County community schools provide an educational placement for students who are expelled from their regular schools, referred by a School Attendance Review Board or at the request of the student’s parent or guardian, referred by probation (pursuant to the Welfare and Institutions Code sections 300, 601, 602, 654), on probation or parole and are not in attendance in any school, or homeless.
County community schools offer students an alternative education program that reinforces or reestablishes educational development. The standard minimum school day for county community schools is 240 minutes of instruction; minimum school day for students in attendance in approved vocational education and work experience programs is 180 minutes. California Education Code sections that provide for county community schools include sections 1980 through 1986.
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