Physical Education update:
Instruction in physical education is required during the 2020-21 school year.
The requirements specified in Education Code sections 51210(a)(7), 51220(d), 51222 and 51223 (related to minimum instructional minutes in physical education for grades 1-12) are waived. The requirements specified in Education Code section 51241(b)(2) (related to providing adequate facilities for physical education courses) are waived.
This does not change the requirement that instruction in physical education be provided to students. Teachers (those responsible for providing instruction in Physical Education, including classroom, special education and physical education teachers) must continue to provide quality instruction using evidence-based learning strategies, effective tools and appropriate resources that will meet the cognitive, physical, emotional and social learning needs of all students.
Districts that are on a Federal Program Monitoring cycle this year should note this may be an area where FPM requires evidence of instruction.
Series on engaging African American parents:
LACOE’s Equity, Access and Curriculum Support unit will host “Engaging African American Parents: Providing Leadership for Establishing African American Parent Advisory Councils,” Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7, from 3:00–5:00 pm via Zoom.
The four-session professional development series will focus on steps that school and district leaders can take to establish African American Parent Advisory Councils:
- Sept. 16: AAPAC Purpose, School/District Priorities, AAPAC Governing Documents, e.g. Bylaws, District and Site Representative Responsibilities, Pre-Survey
- Sept. 23: Understanding District Funding Sources, LCFF/LCAP, AAPAC Funding, District/Site Representation
- Sept. 30: Action Planning to Establish the AAPAC, AAPAC Vision, Mission and Priorities
- Oct. 7: AAPAC Family Engagement Action Plan, Post-Survey