Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan
Senate Bill 98 removes the requirement for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the 2020–21 school year and establishes the Learning Continuity Plan. This plan seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the LEA level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. It is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students, and community members, while streamlining meaningful stakeholder engagement
The Learning Continuity Plan template memorializes the planning process already underway for the 2020–21 school year which includes descriptions of 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.
The Learning Continuity Plan is a vehicle to:
- Clarify and communicate thinking around how the LEA is supporting its students and families.
- Reflect on planning and stakeholder engagement that has taken place.
- Communicate with stakeholders through meaningful engagement.
- While acknowledging the uncertainty created by COVID-19, it is highly probable that plans will change in response to changing needs.
- The Learning Continuity Plan should be developed with the totality of SB 98 in mind.
San Juan Unified School District's Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) for the 2020-2021 school year explains the actions and expenditures SJUSD is taking to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current versions of the plan may be viewed below:
San Juan Unfied values stakeholder voice and input will be used to inform the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan will memorialize the planning process that is already underway for the 2020-2021 school year. Initial stakeholder feedback began in May, 2020, and included the Parent/caregiver survey, Teacher survey, Student survey, Thoughtexchange, and listening sessions which were used to help develop guidance for school re-opening.
Our current stakeholder efforts, which will be on-going, will be conducted with students, families, community members, distict committees, unduplicated students, and students with unique needs. Data will be collected via online surveys, online platforms, and telephone calls. Surveys in multiple languages are available and translators services will be provided. Data collected will be used to help inform and refine the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan.
A requirement of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan calls for the district Superintendent to provide a written response to questions and comments generated at the District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) on August 27, 2020, and the Local Control Accountability Plan Parent Advisory Committee (LCAP PAC) on August 27, 2020. This written response will be available for viewing prior to the September 8, public comment Board meeting.
The draft plan will be presented for public comment at the Board meeting scheduled for September 8, 2020, and the final draft will be presented for adoption at the September 22, Board meeting. Stakeholder engagement will be an ongoing focus this year to ensure timely response to student, staff, and family needs.