Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan:
LACOE expresses its gratitude for all the hard work done by our LEAs in completing the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. As a reminder, all plans were to be approved by the local governing board by Sept. 30. Within five days of approval, each LEA must submit its plan to LACOE; charter schools must also submit a copy to the authorizing entity.
LACOE’s LCAP office will review district plans and, in accordance with EC 45309(c)(1), may send the school district recommendations, in writing, for amendments to the plan by Oct. 30. Should a district receive written recommendations, its governing board shall consider the recommendations in a public meeting within 15 days of receiving the recommendations. Districts may contact their assigned LCAP Coordinator with questions.
Weekly Engagement and Attendance Reporting:
Through SB 98, Education Code 43504(e) requires completion of a weekly engagement record for each pupil that verifies participation and tracks assignments, documenting synchronous or asynchronous instruction for each whole or partial day of distance learning.
The purpose of the weekly engagement record is to provide evidence of meeting compulsory education requirements (defined in EC 48200 as students aged 6-18 years) and providing data on chronic absenteeism (students in grades TK-12). Schools should maintain records verifying the minimum number of instructional days that have occurred, as well as the minimum number of daily instructional minutes that are met (either synchronously, asynchronously or a combination of both).