Legal Update Memo No. 44-2020 – CDE Issues FAQ Guidance for Distance Learning (K-12)

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On Monday July 27, 2020, the California Department of Education (“CDE”) issued updated guidance on distance learning issues in the form of a twenty question and answer format.

The guidance addresses many of the questions that our office has received regarding distance learning so this is a “must read” document!

The five-page document is attached to this Legal Update and may also be found at the following link:

Also, please be advised that CDE will be hosting a webinar today at 11:00 a.m. to provide guidance on the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (“LCP”).[1]  CDE will be issuing the LCP template on August 1, 2020, which will be available on the CDE website at:

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The information in this Legal Update is provided as a summary of law and is not intended as legal advice.  Application of the law may vary depending on the particular facts and circumstances at issue.  We, therefore, recommend that you consult legal counsel to advise you on how the law applies to your specific situation. 

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[1] As a gentle reminder, local educational agencies need to adopt their LCP by September 30, 2020.