How Districts Planned for Pandemic Learning: Equity-Driven Practices and Lessons Learned from 2020 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plans

This report provides a snapshot of LEA planning during COVID-19. We reviewed Learning Continuity Plans adopted by 48 LEAs across the state. We analyzed these plans not only to determine whether LEAs met legal requirements, but also to find out how these LEAs were planning and investing funds to support all students and especially students with unique needs and students of color, who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

We identify in this report a multitude of promising practices that LEAs planned to implement. LEAs can draw on these promising practices as they develop their Local Control and Accountability Plans (“LCAPs”) for the 2021-22 school year and make plans for serving students with unique needs.