Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

Senate Bill 98, approved by Governor Newsom on June 29, 2020, 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 September 30, 2020.  This plan includes planned and past expenditures using Learning Loss Mitigation, CARES Act and COVID Funds.

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan memorializes the ongoing planning process for the 2020-21 school year.  It includes some items that are pending, still in development, and/or being discussed in negotiations with bargaining groups.  The plan includes descriptions of how the district is doing the following:

  • Addressing gaps in learning
  • Conducting meaningful stakeholder engagement
  • Maintaining transparency;
  • Addressing the needs of unduplicated pupils, students with unique needs, and students experiencing homelessness
  • Providing access to necessary devices and connectivity for distance learning
  • Providing resources and supports to address student and staff mental health and social emotional well-being
  • Continuing to provide school meals for students

Though they share the same initials, the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan differs from the traditional Local Control and Accountability Plan that is completed in June of each school year. This current plan is meant to be a communication tool for our parents and community, and does not detail all expenditures as in the traditional plan. Additionally, expenditures will be ongoing as the timelines for spending are forthcoming: June of 2021 and September of 2022. All expenditures will go to the Board of Trustees for approval, and there will be an ongoing process for collecting stakeholder input to inform expenditure decisions.

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan was approved by the Santa Cruz Board of Trustees on June 16, 2021 and can be viewed here.

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

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