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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

8VAC20-660-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the text clearly indicates otherwise:

"Educational programs" means educational programs that are designed to provide educational services to eligible students who are receiving such services in school divisions, juvenile correctional centers, jails, juvenile detention homes /centers, or state-operated programs.

"Educational status" includes but is not limited to the most recent assessment results, including standardized tests, inclusion of a student's special education eligibility and related evaluations, most recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable, academic credits and partial credits earned, and participation in career and technical programs, if applicable.

"Eligible" means of school age or eligible for special education services as defined in §§ 22.1-1, 22.1-5, and 22.1-213 of the Code of Virginia.

"Final reenrollment plan" means the written documentation developed by the receiving school division that addresses the student's education program, placement, and support services upon reenrollment.

"Preliminary reenrollment plan" means the written documentation for a person to be released from Department of Juvenile Justice custody who is of school attendance age or is eligible for special education services pursuant to § 22.1-213 of the Code of Virginia. The plan describes the student's educational history while in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, current status, identification of school placement upon release, recommendations for an education program following reenrollment, and recommendations for student supports, such as counseling services.

"Receiving school division" means the school division or state-operated program where the student will enroll upon release from the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

"Reenrollment" means the process of transitioning eligible youth released from Department of Juvenile Justice custody into attendance in public schools.

"Reenrollment coordinator" means the school division or state-operated program staff person designated to work with the parole officer, the Department of Correctional Education or detention home/center educational personnel, the transition team, the reenrollment team, and the IEP team, if applicable, to coordinate the development of the reenrollment plan.

"Reenrollment team" means the group convened by the division superintendent or designee of the receiving school division to prepare for and implement the reenrollment of the student. The reenrollment team shall include, at a minimum, the guidance counselor, the special education director or qualified designee as appropriate, the principal or assistant principal if designated, the reenrollment coordinator, and the parole officer. The student's parent(s) or legal guardians(s) and the school social worker or psychologist shall be invited to participate in meetings of the reenrollment team. The reenrollment team shall consult the student. If a student is eligible for special education services, the reenrollment team shall coordinate planning with the student's IEP team.

"Scholastic record" means records that are directly related to a student and that are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution. These include, but are not limited to, documentation pertinent to the educational growth and development of students as they progress through school, the high school transcript, student disciplinary records, achievement and test data, cumulative health records to include immunization records, reports of assessment for eligibility for special education services, and Individualized Education Programs.

The term "scholastic record" does not include records of instructional, supervisory, administrative, and ancillary educational personnel that are kept in the sole possession of the maker of the record and are not accessible or revealed to any other person except a temporary substitute for the maker of the record. Also, in accordance with § 22.1-289 of the Code of Virginia, a notice of adjudication or conviction received by a superintendent relating to an incident that did not occur on school property or during a school-sponsored activity shall not be part of a student's scholastic record.

"Students in detention homes/centers" means those students residing in detention homes or centers for more than 30 calendar days.

"Transition team" means the Department of Correctional Education (DCE) or detention home/center principal or assistant principal, the DCE or detention home/center counselor, the DCE transition specialist or the detention home/center teacher, the juvenile correctional center counselor, a representative of the student's IEP team, if applicable, and the student's parole officer. This team assembles the student's scholastic record and other relevant documents, develops the preliminary reenrollment plan in consultation with the student, and provides information and the preliminary plan to the receiving school division. Transition team members may also include the school division of origin for the student, if different from the receiving school division, and the reenrollment coordinator. Transition team members may also be part of the reenrollment team.

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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