Parents must have a say in districts’ distance learning plans under new CA law

Dissatisfied with the uneven quality of distance learning among school districts after they closed in March, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature established minimum requirements for the next school year in legislation accompanying the 2020-21 budget.

For many districts, the school year will begin next month. With Covid-19 infection rates and deaths rising, some districts, including the state’s largest, announced this week they’ll open solely with remote learning or hybrid instruction, with some in-person and some remote teaching.


  • The California Department of Education will hold two webinars to explain the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan on July 28 at 11 a.m. and Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. For more information, go here.
  • For a look at the latest draft template for the plan, go here.
  • And for an explanation of how this year’s LCAP is different from the standard LCAP, the Local Control and Accountability Plan, go here.

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