On August 3, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated their 14-page roadmap for re-opening school campuses across California. The CDPH has also published COVID-19 industry guidance for schools (August 3). a framework for reopening in-person learning (July 17), and an FAQ page (August 3).
In addition, CCSA has curated additional research and guidelines for schools:
FutureEd has developed an “Attendance Playbook” for addressing attendance issues during distance learning. It includes more than two dozen effective and readily scalable approaches to reducing chronic student absenteeism in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. Attendance Works has added an for schools and districts.
The following guidance was released on August 25 specific to creating cohorts for in-person instruction and assessments:
For all the latest recommendations and guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDHP), please visit their COVID-19 webpage that is issuing daily updates. In addition, the California Department of Education (CDE) has been making regular updates on their own COVID-19 webpage.
On March 13, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order that guarantees continued state funding in the event of school closure due to COVID-19. With CCSA’s consultation, the Executive Order ensures that charter schools are weighed equally with traditional public schools’ needs.
An Executive Order was also issued on March 17 that suspended Brown Act Requirements. The full text of the order can be found here, with the Brown Act waiver further specified in paragraph 3.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Governor has issued multiple Executive Orders (EO), many of which provide protection and our guidance for charter schools. You can access all of the EOs here, but a short summary of the relevant orders follows.
On March 20, Young Minney & Corr presented a webinar on COVID-19: Legal Guidance for Charter Schools. See YMC's presentation for an overview of the following issues:
We've collected the most frequently asked questions on Governance and Finance, Essential Services, Staff and Credentialing, Instruction, Facilities and Prop. 39, and Authorizing from school leaders in one place. Find answers related to school closures and COVID-19 in our FAQ section.