ERIC Number: ED187416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Attendance Accounting Regulations. Agenda Item 6.
Nussbaum, Thomas J.; Freitas, Joseph M.
Regulations proposed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges are presented in an attempt to clarify terminology in state legislation regarding: (1) attendance accounting standards to be used in determining state aid to colleges (California Education Code Section 84500) and (2) the "175-Day Rule" (Education Code Section 84370), which requires districts to maintain their colleges at least 175 days each fiscal year. The paper first examines the controversial interpretation of the statutes used by the State Board of Finance in a series of compliance audits and thus demonstrates the need for the Board of Governors to clearly define statutory language dealing with conditions for claiming attendance, the educational activities required of the students, the necessary presence of an instructor, and the inclusion of evening classes in counting school days. Highlights of the resultant clarifying regulations are then outlined, including a legal definition for "immediate supervision and control" of students; guidelines for determining who is legally qualified to provide supervision; and criteria for determining how regular school days are to be counted under the 175-Day Rule. Finally, the text of the proposed regulations is presented, interspersed with interpretive commentary. (JP)
Descriptors: Athletics, Attendance, Average Daily Attendance, Average Daily Membership, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Independent Study, Learning Modules, School Accounting, School Schedules, Sheltered Workshops, State Aid, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Standards, Supervision, Teacher Responsibility, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Note: Report prepared for the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Los Angeles, CA, June 26-27, 1980)