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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 660. Regulations Governing the Reenrollment of Students Committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice
4/20/2021

8VAC20-660-30. Reenrollment process and responsibilities.

A. Notification and convening of teams.

1. The Department of Juvenile Justice, through the Juvenile Correctional Center's counselor, shall provide written notification to the Department of Correctional Education principal, detention home/center educational program principal or designated educational authority at least 30 calendar days prior to the scheduled release of a student or a scheduled case review in court.

2. Upon notification, the transition team shall prepare and assemble the documents and scholastic record that support the development of the reenrollment plan. Also upon notification, the Department of Correctional Education or detention home/center superintendent will provide a letter of pending release and an informative outline of the reenrollment process within five business days to the reenrollment coordinator for the receiving school division and the student's parent(s) or guardian(s). The school division shall confirm receipt of notification with the Department of Correctional Education or detention home/center within five business days.

3. At least 25 calendar days prior to the court review or pending release of a student, and after review with the student, the Department of Correctional Education or detention home educational program shall forward the student's scholastic record and a preliminary reenrollment plan developed in consultation with the student to the school division reenrollment coordinator.

4. Within 10 business days of receipt of the materials, the reenrollment coordinator shall convene the reenrollment team to review the preliminary reenrollment plan and develop the final plan. The student's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) shall be invited by the reenrollment coordinator to attend a meeting where the final reenrollment plan will be developed. The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may designate a member of the transition team, or someone else, to represent him at the meeting. The student shall be consulted in the development of the plan.

5. Notice of the scheduled meeting to develop the reenrollment plan will be given to all potential participants by the receiving school division a minimum of one week prior to the meeting.

6. Other individuals who have knowledge or expertise regarding the student may participate, at the discretion of the members of the reenrollment team or parent(s) or legal guardian(s), or if the student is of majority age and eligible for special education services, at the discretion of the student.

B. Development of final reenrollment plan.

1. The reenrollment team shall develop a final reenrollment plan that clearly states:

a. The educational placement of the student and timeframe for placement,

b. The names of persons with responsibility and authority for prompt enrollment and their contact information,

c. The student's scheduled academic program and other supportive activities or services as appropriate,

d. The names and contact information of the members of transition and reenrollment teams, and

e. Any other required components including an approved IEP if the student is enrolled in special education.

2. Copies of the final plan shall be provided to the student, parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and to all transition and reenrollment plan members no later than 10 calendar days prior to release.

C. Reenrollment.

1. The reenrollment plan shall make it possible for the student to enroll and receive instruction in the receiving school district within two school days of release.

2. After the Department of Juvenile Justice gives notice of a student's scheduled release, the student may not be suspended or expelled from school programs for the offenses for which he was committed.

3. Placement of students in alternative education programs shall be in accordance with § 22.1-277.2 of the Code of Virginia.

4. Upon reenrollment the student shall received weekly counseling for a determined period of time.

5. The receiving school division shall protect the confidentiality of the student's juvenile justice record according to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-293, 22.1-17.1 and 22.1-343 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 22, eff. August 23, 2006.

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