Senate Bill 98, approved by Governor Newsom on 6.29.20, made several key changes to accountability requirements for 2020-21. These include the establishment of a new requirement – The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan – that must be adopted by 9.30.20.
The California Department of Education (CDE) has released the draft template for the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan as well as a comparison of this plan to the LCAP. CDE expects to release the final template during the week of July 27th.
Additional information regarding Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan process, including stakeholder engagement, will be updated as it becomes available.
Following is a summary of the key components to be included in the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan:
- How COVID-19 impacts students and staff in areas of health and safety, measuring student participation and academic progress through synchronous instruction, measuring the time value of student work, and the metrics to be used to measure learning loss.
- How the district will address learning loss from COVID-19 in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
- How the district will conduct outreach to students and parents/guardians when students are not engaging or are absent.
- Types of additional supports to address the learning loss of, and accelerate learning progress for, English Learners, Foster Youth, Homeless Students, and Low Income students.
- Types of professional development support and resources for educators.
- How the district will provide student meals for in-person instruction and distance learning for the school year.
- How the district will align state and federal funding, including supplemental and concentration grants to align with student needs.
- How state and federal funds included in the adopted/revised budget will be used to support the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, including how Supplemental and Concentration grants, along with federal funds used to backfill losses from reductions to the LCFF on a dollar-to-dollar basis, will be used to meet LCFF disproportionality requirements.