Instructional Time ResourcesInformation regarding instructional time requirements.
Instructional Time and Attendance Accounting
2020–21 School Year
FAQs about the Principal Apportionment, Instructional Time, Attendance Accounting, Attendance Reporting and the Form J-13A.
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 CDE Template.
- Sample LEA Alternative Daily Participation and Weekly Engagement Template (XLSX)
An alternative template that can be modified by local educational agencies (LEA) to meet daily participation and weekly engagement documentation and recordkeeping requirements.
California Department of Education's (CDE) Combined Daily Participation and Weekly Engagement Template (PDF)
A combined daily and weekly engagement template that local educational agencies (LEAs) can adapt for their use, or use as a reference when developing their own daily participation and weekly engagement forms and procedures.
- User Guide for the CDE Combined Daily Participation and Weekly Engagement Template (DOCX)
This guide provides information and examples for completing the CDE’s Combined Daily Participation and Weekly Engagement Template
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 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.
All Other School Years
Instructional Time Penalty
Instructional Minutes and Breakfast in the Classroom (Dated 01-Jul-2010)
Electronic Attendance Accounting (Dated 03-Aug-2009)
Attendance Accounting for On-line Classes (Dated 24-Apr-2001)