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LCAP Executive Order 4-23-2020

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EXECUTIVE ORDER N-56-20 WHEREAS on March 4, 2020, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19; and WHEREAS on March 13, 2020, I issued Executive Order N-26-20, which ensured continued funding for public schools that close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so they could continue, during the period of a school closure, to deliver high-quality distance learning opportunities, access to school nutrition programs, and supervision of students during ordinary school hours and to pay their employees; and WHEREAS continued school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will impact important annual planning, budgetary, and other processes specified by statute and regulation, necessitating immediate relief from associated deadlines in the short term; and WHEREAS further action in partnership with the Legislature is necessary to address future deadlines that are not imminent, including certain requirements related to the California School Dashboard; and WHEREAS under the provisions of Government Code section 8571, I find that strict compliance with various statutes and regulations specified in this order would prevent, hinder, or delay appropriate actions to prevent and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the State Constitution and statutes of the State of California, and in particular, Government Code sections 8567 and 8571, do hereby issue the following Order to become effective immediately: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. For purposes of this Order, Local Educational Agency (LEA) means school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools; and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) refers to a local control and accountability plan and annual update adopted using the template specified in Education Code section 52064. 2. The deadline for a local school district governing board, county board of education, or a governing body of a charter school to adopt the LCAP and the budget overview for parents by July 1 of each year, pursuant to Education Code sections 47604.33, 47606.5, 52060, 52061, 52064.1, 52066, and 52067, is extended until December 15, 2020, on the conditions that: (i) The governing board or body of the LEA adopts, during the same meeting at which the governing board or body of the LEA adopts the annual budget due July 1, 2020, a written report to

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