Under the new guidelines of AB 181 (2022), Fenton Charter Public Schools are able to provide a child with an Independent Study on the day of the absence if we receive notification from a parent before school starts. The deadline to receive an Independent Study for the day of the absence is 9:30am. This is a dramatic change in that previous years we were required to obtain parent notification by midnight the night before the absence. These changes were made by the state of California to enable students that were previously unable to receive an Independent Study during previous years because the school was notified the same day of the absence. This change in procedure is expected to increase the number of students eligible to participate in an Independent Study.