FOCA(LEGAL) - PLACEMENT IN A DISCIPLINARY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION SETTING: DISCIPLINARY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM OPERATIONS

Joint / Contracted DAEP

Community Organizations

Funding

Location

Safety

Staffing

  1. Training on the education and discipline of students with disabilities who receive special education services;
  2. Instruction in social skills and problem-solving skills that addresses diversity, dating violence, anger management, and conflict resolution to teach students how to interact with teachers, family, peers, authority figures, and the general public; and
  3. Annual training on established procedures for reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation of students.

Entrance Procedures

Academics

Opportunity to Complete Course

Accountability

Academic Assessments

  1. Initially on placement of the student in the program; and
  2. Subsequently on the date of the student's departure from the program, or as near that date as possible.

Special Populations

Special Education

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Transition Services

  1. An established timeline for the student's transition from the DAEP to the student's locally assigned campus; and
  2. Written and oral communication from the DAEP staff to the locally assigned campus during the student's assignment to the DAEP, including the student's educational performance and tasks completed.

Transition to the Regular Classroom

  1. A disciplinary alternative education program operated by a school district or open-enrollment charter school;
  2. A juvenile justice alternative education program; and
  3. A residential program or facility operated by or under contract with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, a juvenile board, or any other governmental entity.

After Determination of the Release Date

  1. Provide written notice of that date to:
    1. The student's parent or a person standing in parental relation to the student; and
    2. The administrator of the campus to which the student intends to transition; and
  2. Provide the campus administrator:
    1. An assessment of the student's academic growth while attending the alternative education program; and
    2. The results of any assessment instruments administered to the student.

Coordination After Release

  1. School counselors;
  2. School district peace officers;
  3. School resource officers;
  4. Licensed clinical social workers as defined by Occupations Code 505.002;
  5. Campus behavior coordinators;
  6. Classroom teachers who are or may be responsible for implementing the student's personalized transition plan; and
  7. Any other appropriate school district personnel.

Personalized Transition Plan

  1. Must include recommendations for the best educational placement of the student; and
  2. May include:
    1. Recommendations for counseling, behavioral management, or academic assistance for the student with a concentration on the student's academic or career goals;
    2. Recommendations for assistance for obtaining access to mental health services provided by the district or school, a local mental health authority, or another private or public entity;
    3. The provision of information to the student's parent or a person standing in parental relation to the student about the process to request a full individual and initial evaluation of the student for purposes of special education services under Education Code 29.004; and
    4. A regular review of the student's progress toward the student's academic or career goals.

Parent Meeting

Applicability

Penelope ISD

FOCA(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 114

DATE ISSUED: 10/25/2019