CDC Releases Reopening Guidebook - June 8, 2020

This morning, CDE released its guidance on the reopening of California’s schools, which can be found here. The 55-page document, entitled “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” provides schools with recommendations, essential questions to consider, and checklists in a variety of areas, including health and safety, instructional programs for special education, CTE, and English Learners, student mental health, and school services like meals and transportation. 
The document does note that statutory changes would be necessary to implement much of the guidance provided, particularly with respect to alternative instructional models, and that the guidance is not restricted to only what would work within our current instructional time, attendance accounting and auditing framework.
The Superintendent will also be holding a press conference later this morning at 11:15 am to go over the guidebook and its recommendations. For those interested in attending, the press conference will be livestreamed on CDE’s Facebook page.
As always, if you have any questions please reach out to any one of us at Capitol Advisors.
Caitlin Jung
Legislative Counsel
Capitol Advisors Group