COVID-19 Update for September 2020

CCEA Executive Board Decisions

So much has happened over the last few months, and we sincerely appreciate your flexibility and patience while we navigate the mandates and changes due to COVID-19. We wish each of you all the best with the new school year, and continue to be here to support your efforts, both at continuation schools and community day schools. We have some important updates below – please read and share with your colleagues. As always, please be safe out there!

Last updated: September 22, 2020
Published: August 31, 2020

Dear friends and colleagues,

CCEA Gerardo "Jerry" AbricaDue to recent COVID-19 State and Federal mandates, and for the safety of our members and attendees, the 2020 Conference has been postponed to the weekend of April 15 – 18, 2021, at the same location, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

2020 Conference postponed to April 2021

In this exciting “double” Conference, we will honor both our 2020 Model Schools and our upcoming 2021 Model Schools at the evening Gala on Friday, April 16th. To celebrate the combination of two years of schools and professionals, we’ve booked the historic Midway aircraft carrier for a gigantic dinner celebration on the water.

Two years of Professional awards and Exemplary programs will be presented at the Awards luncheon on Saturday, April 17th, in the Harbor Island Ballroom. The Conference workshops, speakers, presentations and programs will still be a part of a packed weekend of events during the new dates, and everyone will have the ability to participate safely. Event details and registration

All purchases credited to the 2021 Conference automatically

All registrations, tickets and tables purchased in 2020 will be honored and credited automatically for the new dates, with no further action needed. There will be no increase or change in cost to those that have pre-paid, including the awards celebrations and meals. If previously registered for the Conference, you will receive an all-access badge to the 2021 dates.

Visit the new Conference page (coming soon) for more details about re-booking hotel reservations, the tentative schedule, nominations for the upcoming 2021 awards, and more as it is announced.

New to CCEA Plus: Community Day Schools

In our efforts to expand support for alternative education in California, CCEA Plus now supports and advocates for Community Day Schools. We’ll be developing new programs, content and professional development for the 2020-2021 school year: Become a member

Become a 2021 Model School: submit intent by Oct. 15th

The Model School application process will continue during 2020 with a revised deadline schedule, per CDE. To become a 2021 Model School, please submit your “intent to submit” survey by October 15, 2020. The new application schedule and forms for prospective applicants are up now with an instructional webinar.

Be safe and healthy,
Jerry Abrica, President
On behalf of the CCEA Plus Board

Want to Get Involved?

Find ways to support CCEA Plus:

Become a member — join us as a professional member, or have your school join together as a group. CCEA Plus now supports both continuation schools, as well as community day schools.

Join a committee — we are organizing into new committees for this school year to run events and support programs. Send us a message if you are interested in participating.

Donate today — as an educational nonprofit, we count on our members and affiliates to fund our programs that support and advocate for alternative education. Please consider giving to CCEA Plus!