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Form J-13A

Information regarding submission of the Request for Allowance of Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions, Form J-13A.

Overview

The Request for Allowance of Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions, Form J-13A is used to obtain approval of attendance and instructional time credit pursuant to Education Code (EC) sections 41422, 46200, 46391, 46392, 46393 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Section 428. Approval of a Form J-13A request from the California Department of Education, combined with other attendance records, serve to document a local educational agency’s (LEA) compliance with instructional time laws and provide authority to maintain school for less than the required instructional days and minutes without incurring a fiscal penalty to the LEA’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding.

In the event of a closure due to emergency conditions there is not an immediate impact to LCFF funding and there is not a specific deadline to submit a Form J-13A, thus there is not an urgent need to file Form J-13A in the midst of the emergency event.

For additional information review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below. The FAQs applicable to Form J-13A submissions for the 2021–22 School Year and the 2020–21 School Year are available below. All Form J-13A submission documents may be found in the ‘Forms’ Section below.

2021–22 School Year

2021–22 Form J-13A FAQs

FAQs about the submittal and approval process of the Form J-13A reflective of changes as a result of Assembly Bill (AB) 167, a clean-up bill to Assembly Bill 130, passed September 9, 2021.

2020–21 School Year

Instructional Time and Attendance Accounting Overview and FAQs

Resources

Management Advisory 90-01 (10-Feb-2005)
Information related to average daily attendance credit during periods of emergency.

Letter Announcing Revised Form J-13A (15-Dec-2017)
Information about the revised version of Form J-13A, highlights, and transition information.

FAQs - Form J-13A
FAQs about the submittal and approval process of Form J-13A.

FAQs - CDE Emergency Response and Recovery
FAQs related to emergency response and recovery covering a variety of educational areas, including but not limited to attendance credit.

FAQs – COVID-19
FAQs about the closure of schools in response to COVID-19 and reporting of ADA for the 2019–20 school year.

COVID-19 School Closure Certification
The COVID-19 School Closure Certification is used to certify to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction that an LEA was closed due to COVID-19 for the 2019–20 school year.

CDE's Main Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Page

Forms

Form J-13A Submission Documents
Request for Allowance of Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions, Form J-13A (Revised December 2017), Certification Form for Independent Study plan and for the offering of Independent Study, and COVID-19 Related Staffing Shortages Addendum.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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