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Instructions: Protected Prayer Certification

Consolidated Application, Spring Release (formerly known as Part I) program instructions for the Protected Prayer Certification.
Data Collection Purpose

The Protected Prayer Certification meets the annual federal requirements specified in ESEA Title I, Section 9524(b) regarding constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools. This screen is designed to provide the written certification that the LEA has no policy that prevents or otherwise denies participation in constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary and secondary schools.


CDE Program Staff Contact

Franco Rozic, Staff Services Analyst, 916-319-0269, frozic@cde.ca.gov


Procedures
Step Action Program Instructions
1
Click “Yes” or “No” to indicate whether the Authorized Representative Agrees to the certification. Click one of the buttons.
2
Enter the Authorized Representative’s Full Name. The LEA must maintain the signed certification page in its files and be prepared to show it to staff during compliance monitoring.
3
Enter the Authorized Representative Title. Provide the Authorized Representative Title.
4
Enter the Authorized Representative Signature Date. Provide the Authorized Representative Signature Date.
5
Provide an Explanation if the LEA is not able to certify at this time. A comment must be entered describing why the LEA is not certifying or does not have a policy in place.
Error Messages
Error Message Resolution
A comment must be provided to describe why certification has not occurred. If the certification flag is set to yes, this is a required field. The full name of the authorized representative is missing.
The authorizing representative name is required. Ensure that the date is within the specified time period.
The authorizing representative title is required. If the certification flag is set to yes, this is a required field. The title of the authorized representative is missing.
The certification date is required. If the certification flag is set to yes, this is a required field. The signature date is missing.

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