Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP)
- Stakeholder Engagement
- In-person Instructional Offerings
- Distance Learning Programming
- Pupil Learning Loss Mitigation
- Mental Health & Social-emotional Well-being Supports
- Pupil Engagement & Outreach
- School Nutrition
- Increased or Improved Services for Foster Youth, English Learners, and Low-Income Students
The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) is a key part of the overall budget package for K-12 that seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the local educational agency (LEA) level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.
The Learning Continuity Plan is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members, while both streamlining engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. In particular, it was important to combine (1) the intent behind Executive Order N-56-20, published in April 2020,which envisioned an off cycle Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) due December 15th, and (2) the ongoing need for LEAs to formally plan to return to school in the midst of the uncertainty and of COVID-19, without requiring two plans. The Learning Continuity Plan replaces the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year.
The Learning Continuity Plan adoption timeline of September 30, 2020 is intended to ensure the Learning Continuity Plan is completed in the beginning of the 2020–21 school year. Additionally, the timeline is intended to allow for communication of decisions that will guide how instruction will occur during the 2020–21 school year. This includes in-person instruction, according to health guidance, and distance learning, while providing critical opportunities for stakeholder engagement.
The Learning Continuity Plan template memorializes the planning process already underway for the 2020–21 school year and includes descriptions of the following: addressing gaps in learning; conducting meaningful stakeholder engagement; maintaining transparency; addressing the needs of unduplicated pupils, students with unique needs, and students experiencing homelessness; providing access to necessary devices and connectivity for distance learning; providing resources and supports to address student and staff mental health and social emotional well-being; and continuing to provide school meals for students.
Fountain Valley School District presented a draft of the LCP to the Board of Trustees at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Thursday, September 3, 2020. In order to gather additional feedback regarding the plan, FVSD shared the 2020 Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan Feedback Survey with parents on Friday, September 4, 2020, and will use the survey to continue to gather feedback through Monday, September 14, 2020. FVSD conducted a District English Learner Advisory Council Meeting on August 21, 2020. The draft of the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan is posted below in both English and Vietnamese, as it the Superintendent's response to the question presented to the Superintendent by the District's English Learner Advisory Council.
FVSD will conduct a Board Meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020, which will include a public hearing item related to the LCP, as well as an action item for the Board to consider the adoption of FVSD's Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. School districts are required to submit their plan to the California Department of Education on, or before, September 30, 2020.