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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 48220-48232



48220.  The classes of children described in this article, shall be
exempted by the proper school authorities from the requirements of
attendance upon a public full-time day school.



48222.  Children who are being instructed in a private full-time day
school by persons capable of teaching shall be exempted. Such school
shall, except under the circumstances described in Section 30, be
taught in the English language and shall offer instruction in the
several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools
of the state. The attendance of the pupils shall be kept by private
school authorities in a register, and the record of attendance shall
indicate clearly every absence of the pupil from school for a half
day or more during each day that school is maintained during the
year.
   Exemptions under this section shall be valid only after
verification by the attendance supervisor of the district, or other
person designated by the board of education, that the private school
has complied with the provisions of Section 33190 requiring the
annual filing by the owner or other head of a private school of an
affidavit or statement of prescribed information with the
Superintendent of Public Instruction. The verification required by
this section shall not be construed as an evaluation, recognition,
approval, or endorsement of any private school or course.



48223.  Children who are mentally gifted and who are being
instructed in a private full-time day school by persons capable of
teaching, where all or part of the courses of instruction required to
be taught in the public schools of this state is taught in a foreign
language with not less than 50 percent of the total daily
instructional time taught in the English language, shall be exempted.
The attendance of the pupils shall be kept pursuant to Section
48222.


48224.  Children not attending a private, full-time, day school and
who are being instructed in study and recitation for at least three
hours a day for 175 days each calendar year by a private tutor or
other person in the several branches of study required to be taught
in the public schools of this state and in the English language shall
be exempted. The tutor or other person shall hold a valid state
credential for the grade taught. The instruction shall be offered
between the hours of 8 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.



48225.  The governing board of any school district which has
children holding work permits to work temporarily in the
entertainment or allied industries who are exempted from attending
public full-time day school under the provisions of this article, or
a county superintendent of schools, may contract with any person,
firm or corporation responsible for the education of any children, so
employed or acting on behalf thereof, to provide eligibility lists
and placement services for qualified teaching and other necessary
personnel for the tutoring of such children while so employed. Such
personnel shall not for these purposes be deemed public employees.
The contract shall require the payment of all costs of the school
district, or the county superintendent of schools in providing the
lists or services.



48225.5.  (a) (1) Notwithstanding Section 48200, a pupil who holds a
work permit to work for a period of not more than five consecutive
days in the entertainment or allied industries shall be excused from
school during the period that the pupil is working in the
entertainment or allied industry for a maximum of up to five absences
per school year.
   (2) Notwithstanding Section 48200, a pupil shall be excused from
school in order to participate with a not-for-profit performing arts
organization in a performance for a public school pupil audience for
a maximum of up to five days per school year provided the pupil's
parent or guardian provides a written note to the school authorities
explaining the reason for the pupil's absence.
   (b) A pupil absent from school under this section shall be
permitted to complete all assignments and tests missed during the
absence that can be reasonably provided and, upon satisfactory
completion, shall be given full credit therefor. The teacher of any
class from which a pupil is absent shall determine, pursuant to the
regulations of the governing board of the school district, or the
county board of education, what assignments the pupil shall make up
and in what period of time the pupil shall complete those
assignments. The tests and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent
to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that
the pupil missed during the absence.
   (c) A pupil absent pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a)
shall receive instruction during the period of the absence from a
studio teacher certified by the Labor Commissioner holding
credentials as defined in Section 11755 of Title 8 of the California
Code of Regulations. The instruction shall be offered between 7 a.m.
and 4 p.m. for pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 6, inclusive,
and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for pupils in grades 7 to 12,
inclusive. The school district or county superintendent of schools
shall accept the work done by the pupil and the grades given to the
pupil on that work and shall provide the pupil with credit for the
instruction the pupil received from that teacher.
   (d) At the request of a pupil excused from school pursuant to
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), the pupil may be permitted to
enroll in a work experience program of the school district and shall
receive appropriate academic credit for that work experience.
   (e) This section shall apply to all pupils, whether a pupil is
enrolled in regular classes or special education classes, a regional
occupational program or center, or a program of independent study, or
any other program of the school district or county superintendent of
schools.


48230.  Children who hold permits to work shall be exempted, but
such children shall be subject to compulsory attendance upon
part-time classes.


48231.  Notwithstanding Section 48201, pupils between 12 and 18
years of age who enter an attendance area from another state within
10 schooldays before the end of the school term during which such
entrance occurs are exempt for the remainder of the school term.




48232.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a child who will
be 15 years old at the time a leave of absence is to begin may take
a leave of absence from school for a period of up to one semester, if
all of the following conditions are satisfied:
   (a) The school district governing board adopts a written policy to
allow pupil leaves of absence consistent with this section.
   (b) The purpose of the leave is supervised travel, study,
training, or work not available to the pupil under another education
option.
   (c) A written agreement is entered into that is signed by the
child's parent or guardian, the principal or administrative officer
of the school which the child would otherwise attend, a classroom
teacher familiar with the child's academic progress selected by the
child, and the district supervisor of child welfare and attendance,
and that provides for all of the following:
   (1) The purpose of the leave.
   (2) The length of time the child will be on leave.
   (3) A meeting between, or contact with, the child and a school
official designated in the agreement at least once a month while the
child is on leave.
   (4) A statement incorporating the provisions contained in
subdivision (b).
   (d) The child shall be entitled to return to school at any time.
No child who takes a leave of absence shall be penalized from
completing his or her academic requirements within a time period
equal to that of classmates who did not take a leave of absence, plus
a period of time equal to the leave of absence. However, when a
child reenrolls at any time other than the beginning of a semester,
the school shall not be required to give makeup sessions during that
semester for the classes that the child has missed.
   (e) A leave of absence may be extended for an additional semester
upon approval by all parties to the written agreement and the local
school attendance review board.
   (f) No leave of absence may be taken that would continue past the
end of the school year in which the leave is taken.
   (g) If the pupil does not contact the designated school official
as stipulated in the written agreement, the leave of absence shall be
nullified.
   Any party to the written agreement may nullify the agreement for
cause at any time.
   (h) No more than 1 percent of the pupils enrolled and in
attendance at each school shall be permitted to take a leave of
absence during each academic year.