• AB104 Retention UPDATE

     

    On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 104 into law, and we’d like to provide you with important information on how this legislation may relate to your student. The bill contained three major provisions: retention, grading, and graduation policies. 

    Below you will find information about each provision:  

    RETENTION 

    How to Request Retention Consultation

    If you would like to request a retention consultation for your “eligible pupil” (a pupil who has received deficient grades for at least one-half of the pupil’s coursework in the 2020-21 academic year), please follow these steps:

    1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions below
    2. Print, fill out, sign, and date  the AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form. The form can be found in the FAQ's below. 
    3. Email or drop off the filled out Formulario de Solicitud de Consulta de Retención AB 104 to your students counselor or principal (elementary). 
    4. You will be contacted and a consultation meeting will be held within 30 calendar days after submitting your request.  You will be notified of a decision within 10 days after the consultation meeting.

    Retention Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can apply for the AB 104 Retention?

    Students in grades K-11 that are eligible pupils.  An “eligible pupil” is defined as a student who received deficient grades for at least one-half of the student’s coursework in the 2020-2021 academic year.

    K - 6 =  1 (Student has not met the achievement standards)

    Grades 7-11 = D/F or No Pass

    How soon will the meeting be held after I submit my AB 104 Retention Consultation request?

    The consultation meeting must be held within 30 calendar days after receiving a written request for an “eligible pupil”.

    If a student has been previously retained does the AB 104 Retention apply?

    If your student is an “eligible pupil”, you may request the AB 104 Retention Consultation.

    How soon will I be notified of the final determination of the student’s retention?

    You will be notified within 10 calendar days of the consultation of the final determination. The notice will be emailed to you.

    If I am retained, do I get an extra year of athletic eligibility for high school sports?

     

    • CJUSD cannot grant any additional semesters of athletic eligibility.  

     

    If I am an elementary school or middle school student, can this affect my future high school sports eligibility?

    Retention can affect future athletic eligibility. California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has rules around the age of students and eligibility.  Please refer to CIF Bylaws 203 and 204 to read about the current age eligibility rules for high school sports.

    How do I request a Retention Consultation?

    1. Print, fill out, sign, and date  the AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form. The form can be found in the FAQ's below. 
    2. Email or Drop off the filled out AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form to your students counselor or principal (elementary). 
    3. You will be contacted and a consultation meeting will be held within 30 calendar days after submitting your request.  You will be notified of a decision within 10 days after the consultation meeting occurs.

     

     

    AB104 GRADE CHANGE UPDATE

     

    AB 104 permits parents of students who were in high school in 2020-21 (or the student, if they have turned 18) to request letter grades for last year be changed to Pass/No Pass on transcripts. 

    The new law requires CSU, and encourages UC and private postsecondary institutions, to accept those grade designations without prejudice for the 2020-21 through 2023-24 school years. Please be aware that some postsecondary educational institutions, including those in other states, may not accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes.  A list of postsecondary educational institutions operating in California that have indicated that they will comply with the encouraged policy to accept a transcript with a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade can be found here.  

    If you would like to request a letter grade change follow these steps:

    1. Complete the Grade Change Request form with the link provided below.
    2. Submit completed form to your student’s counselor or site administrator. 

    Grade Change Request Form 

     

    **Grade change requests will be accepted until August 20, 2021.**

    AB104 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS UPDATE

    AB 104 allows high school students who were juniors and seniors during the 2020-21 school year to be exempt from CJUSD’s high school graduation requirements that exceed statewide requirements if they are not on track to graduate in four years. School districts are required to provide opportunities for juniors and seniors to meet statewide graduation requirements through, among other avenues, a fifth year of high school. Statewide Graduation requirements can be found here.

    If you were the parent of a Junior or Senior in 2020-21 and would like to discuss this policy please contact your school site Counseling Office with any additional questions you may have.