Early Release and Late Arrival Guidance Revised
December 17, 2021


CA Department of Education LogoThe Policy Committee of the Expanded Learning Division has revised the guidance for the Late Arrival and Early Release policy as required in the California Education Code (EC). The previous guidance was more restrictive than the EC supported. The revised guidance is now aligned with the EC and includes Frequently Asked Questions and Promising Practices. 

The purpose of this revised guidance is to assist After School and Education Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant recipients with the creation and implementation of their early release and late arrival policy in compliance with the law. In addition, this guidance is intended to provide support for ASES and 21st CCLC with the development of one comprehensive program using the New Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) funding. This guidance does not apply to After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens programs.

The Late Arrival and Early Release Guidance can be found on the Expanded Learning Division’s website at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ex/earlyreleguidance.asp.

If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Education Programs Consultant.