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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
January 19, 2022

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and School Principals:

2022 California Pivotal Practice Award Program

The California Department of Education (CDE) and I are pleased to announce the California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program for 2022. As part of our California School Recognition Program, this is one of many ways we can celebrate excellence in education and honor exemplary schools, districts, teachers, students, and classified employees.

The Award is being utilized by California in 2022 in place of the California Distinguished Schools (DS) Program to celebrate districts and schools that have completed an online application highlighting an innovative practice that was implemented during the 2020–21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that the CDE will transition back to the California DS Program in 2023.

Presented by the CDE and our Presenting Sponsor, California Casualty, the 2022 CAPP Program will recognize California schools and districts. Applications will be due on February 11, 2022.

Information about the Award, including the four target areas for innovation, is available on the CDE CAPP Program web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/pp/index.asp.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Awards Unit at awards@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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cc:       DS County Coordinators
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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