In the budget that was passed the 2021 legislative session (Laws 2021, Chapter 404, Section 108) was a provision stating:
"School districts and charter schools in this state shall report to the Department of Education whether they offered in-person, teacher-led instruction for at least 100 days of the 2020-2021 school year, except that school districts and charter schools with fewer than 180 days of instruction pursuant to section 15-341.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, shall report whether they offered in-person, teacher-led instruction for an equivalent proportion of instructional days. The report shall delineate the number of days of in-person, teacher-led instruction that was offered by the school site.”
The Department is required to submit a report by August 1, 2021, to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting that compiles the reported information above. For this reporting requirement, in-person teacher-led instruction is defined as anytime a student had the option to go to his or her brick and mortar school to receive academic instruction from a live teacher in a classroom setting. The legislation does not require that public school districts and charters provide what percentage of students ended up utilizing in-person instruction.
Please download and fill out the In-Person, Teacher-led Instruction Reporting template with data for all schools in your LEA, then upload it using the form below no later than July 28, 2021, to ensure ADE can meet its statutory reporting deadline. If you don't know your Entity ID please use the FY21 October 1st enrollment file to find it.
Teacher-led, In-person Instruction Reporting FAQ