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  Regular-Affiliated Agencies   #   48.    
Board of Supervisors   
Meeting Date: 07/24/2018  
Brief Title:    YCOE Alternative Education Update
From: Patrick Blacklock, County Administrator
Staff Contact: Jesse Ortiz, Superintendent, Yolo County Office of Education

Subject
Yolo County Office of Education presentation describing their Alternative Education services. (No general fund impact) (Ortiz)
Recommended Action
Receive presentation from the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) regarding Alternative Education services.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Operational Excellence
Thriving Residents
Safe Communities
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The YCOE’s Alternative Education program operates two school campuses in Yolo County. The Cesar Chavez Community School (CCCS) is an accredited public high school with campuses located in Woodland and West Sacramento. Dan Jacobs School in the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Center is also an accredited public school offering education year-round to youth detained in the facility.

Cesar Chavez Community School was established in 2015 and accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in June, 2017. The campus in Woodland serves on average 65 students at a site that is approximately 3 acres owned by the YCOE which includes 6 buildings. In West Sacramento, the self-contained single classroom is leased from the Washington Unified School District and serves on average 12 students. The school provides a small learning environment, counseling and other social services as well as opportunities to make connections between what is learned in school and the world of work. All students attending the CCCS are on formal or informal probation. A probation officer from Yolo County Probation is on site at the Woodland campus. Prior to 2015, YCOE operated Midtown Community School and Einstein, a WASC accredited community school.

Students attending Dan Jacobs School have classes in the core subjects, physical education and Career Technical Education (computers are available in every classroom). The credits are transferable to their home school when they are released. Staff at the CCCS and Dan Jacobs School actively collaborate together with other agencies to ensure students have a smooth transition back into the community and can pursue their academic goals. Dan Jacobs received its initial accreditation in June 2017.

Alternative Education programs are designed to do the following:

1.     Engage youth in a meaningful and rigorous education program.
2.     Identify and effectively address academic learning opportunities, including credit recovery.
3.     Address issues associated with gang involvement and substance abuse.
4.     Meet the distinctive educational needs of special needs students.
5.     Address the socio-emotional needs of at-promise youth.
6.     Improve family and community partnerships.
7.     Impact a highly trained and effective teaching and support staff.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Yolo County Office of Education

Fiscal Information
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action
Amount budgeted for expenditure
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost)
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
General Fund $0
Attachments
Att. A. Presentation

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Alexander Tengolics (Originator) Alexander Tengolics 07/18/2018 08:09 AM
Elisa Sabatini Julie Dachtler 07/18/2018 11:52 AM
Patrick Blacklock Patrick Blacklock 07/18/2018 12:34 PM
Form Started By: Alexander Tengolics Started On: 06/25/2018 10:08 AM
Final Approval Date: 07/18/2018
Level double AA conformance,
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