AB 104 Retention Requests:
A student enrolled in kindergarten through 11th grade in 2020-21 who has received deficient grades for at least one-half of the student’s coursework in 2020-21.
The retention provisions of the bill do not apply to students who were in 12th grade in 2020-21.
A school, upon receiving a written request from a parent of an eligible student to retain their child for the 2021–22 school year, shall offer the parent a consultation with the parent, the student, an administrator and a teacher.
The consultation must occur within 30 calendar days of receiving the written request .
Consultations must include: Discussion of all available learning recovery options, including access to prior semester courses in which the pupil failed, or some other form of credit recovery.
While eligible high school students will continue enrollment in the next grade in sequence, they will be offered interventions to support their progress in meeting graduation requirements, including access to failed courses through credit recovery. Per AB 104, students in grade 12 who are not on track to graduate will be provided with alternate options to earn their high school diploma based their current overall credits earned.
Consideration of the pupil’s academic data and any other information relevant to whether retention is in the pupil’s best interests, academically and socially. Discussion about research on the effects of pupil retention and the types of interventions and supports that are beneficial to pupils.
LEAs have the ultimate authority of deciding whether or not to retain a student. LEAs must notify a parent of the final determination within 10 calendar days of the consultation