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Instructions: 2013-14 Protected Prayer

Consolidated Application, Spring Release program instructions for the 2013-14 Protected Prayer.
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.


Guidance

The LEA must maintain the signed certification page in its files and be prepared to show it to staff during compliance monitoring.


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. Error Message: The authorizing representative name is required.

Resolution: If the certification is “yes”, this is a required field.

3
Enter the Authorized Representative Title. Error Message: The authorizing representative title is required.

Resolution: If the certification flag is set to yes, this is a required field. The title of the authorized representative is missing.

4
Enter the Authorized Representative Signature Date. Error Message: The certification date is required.

Resolution: If the certification flag is set to yes, this is a required field. The signature date is missing.

5
Provide an Explanation if the LEA is not able to certify at this time.

Error Message: A comment must be provided to describe why certification has not occurred.

Resolution: If the certification is “No”, 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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Last Reviewed: Monday, August 31, 2015

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