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2020–21 Instructional Time Resources

Instructional Time and Attendance Accounting resources for the 2020–21 school year only.
Important Notice
The information and documents on this web page are only applicable to the 2020–21 school year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
FAQs about the Principal Apportionment, Instructional Time, Attendance Accounting, Attendance Reporting and the Form J-13A specific to the 2020–21 school year.

Local Educational Agency (LEA) Alternatives for Tracking Daily Participation and Weekly Engagement for Distance Learning (DOCX)
This guide provides information on the various options available to LEAs to meet the distance learning record keeping requirements as an alternative to the California Department of Education (CDE) Template.

CDE's Combined Daily Participation and Weekly Engagement Template (PDF)
A combined daily and weekly engagement template that LEAs can adapt for their use, or use as a reference when developing their own daily participation and weekly engagement forms and procedures.

Instructional Time and Attendance Accounting Requirements for 2020–21 Presentation (PDF)
The School Fiscal Services Division hosted a webinar on August 24 and 27, 2020, to provide guidance on instructional time and attendance accounting changes in effect for fiscal year 2020–21 pursuant to Senate Bill 98 (Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020). Since this webinar, there have been some changes in statute and in our guidance. For the most up-to-date information, please reference our FAQs and user guides above.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 22, 2022
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