Updated guidance on schools and COVID
New provisions for hours of instruction, open enrollment, attendance and more have been released by the Department of Public Instruction. The COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibility Framework Provisions for the 2020-21 School Year provide explanations, along with examples of how the provisions will be implemented.
Among the new guidance included in the document:
- The DPI will require school districts to record attendance this school year for in person, virtual, or remote instruction.
Related to third Friday enrollment counts, there is no special flexibility required for districts to count students who are being served with virtual or blended instructional models on or around the count date.
- Educator Effectiveness waivers are available for districts that are unable to fulfill the six minimal implementation requirements.