INTENT OF OPPORTUNITY CLASS
The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Board of Trustees desires to provide an opportunity for students who are insubordinate or disorderly, irregular in attendance and/or habitual truants. The Board's intent is to resolve these pupils' problems by offering an opportunity class for all or part of the school. Students assigned to the opportunity class would be offered specialized curriculum climate, instruction, and guidance services, so that they may reestablish themselves for return to the regular program as soon as practicable.
IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT FOR OPPORTUNITY CLASS
Students will be identified for possible placement in the Opportunity Class who have exhibited the following behaviors or are in danger of developing the following behavior patterns:
- Students who are irregular in attendance and/or habitual truants
- Students who are insubordinate or disorderly
- Students that have received excessive suspensions
- In lieu of expulsion, Ed. Code 48918(e)
- Students that have been expelled and the expulsion set aside with recommendation for placement in the Opportunity Class by the Board of Trustees (NOTE: Student on probationary status for term of expulsion)
- Voluntary placement
Students identified for possible placement should show signs that they would benefit from the placement in the Opportunity Class and show some promise of being restored to the regular program successfully.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES, BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS, AND RULES
Students that are assigned to the Opportunity Class will be expected to comply with the following list while attending class, going to or coming from class, or while going to or coming from a district-sponsored activity:
LOCATION OF OPPORTUNITY CLASS
The Opportunity Class is located at 5901 Schirra Court, Bakersfield, CA 93313. One block south of White Lane off of Ashe Road. The Opportunity Classes are housed in three triple-wide portable structures. There is a fenced, landscaped yard area provided for the students' recess time. Each class has individual stations for students and tables for group instruction. There is a restroom facility located within each classroom. The classrooms are self-contained units designed to meet the needs of the students and staff. To view your map, click on the link below or copy and paste it to your browser: http://mapq.st/12JgfFP
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