Student Study Teams

MJUSD
DIVISION 6000
INSTRUCTION

STUDENT STUDY TEAMS

The Governing Board encourages the collaboration of parents/guardians, teachers, resource personnel, administrators and students in evaluating the strengths and needs of students having academic, attendance or behavioral difficulties and in identifying strategies and programs that may assist the students. The Superintendent or designee shall establish student study teams as needed to address individual students' needs.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a process for initiating referrals of students to the student study team.

Each student study team shall develop intervention strategies to assist the student. Such strategies may include changes in program placement or instructional methods, recommendation of supplemental educational services, parent involvement strategies, behavioral interventions, discipline, referrals to other agencies or resources, and/or other appropriate interventions.

The student study team shall monitor the student's progress, evaluate the extent to which the recommended strategies have been implemented, and develop additional interventions as needed.

Legal Reference:
Education Code
8800-8807 Healthy Start support services for children
48260-48273 Truancy
48400-48454 Continuation education
48630-48644.5 Opportunity schools
49600-49604 Educational counseling
51745-51749.3 Independent study programs
52200-52212 Gifted and talented student programs
54400-54425 Programs for disadvantaged children
54440-54445 Migrant children
54660-54669 Dropout prevention programs
54720-54734 School-Based Pupil Motivation and Maintenance Program and Dropout Recovery Act
Welfare and Institutions Code
4343-4352.5 Primary interventions program, mental health
18986.40-18986.46 Interagency children's services
Management Resources:
CDE Publications
SB 65 School-Based Pupil Motivation and Maintenance Program Guidelines (2000-01 Edition), 2000
Student Study Teams: Supporting Teachers in General Education, 1997
California Dropout Prevention Network Publications
SST: Student Study Teams, 2000
Web Sites
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/ssp
California Dropout Prevention Network: http://www.edualliance.org/cdpn
National Dropout Prevention Center: http://www.dropoutprevention.org

First Reading: 3/9/05

Governing Board Adoption: 4/13/05

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