Below is a chart listing the CDE rules for Electronic Attendance and Aeries Status and Comment.

Req #
CDE Description
Aeries Status
A current system with manual signatures has been approved by the CDE;
District must go through this step.
The electronic system has a procedure to track and verify that initial attendance is entered on the calendar day of the school day for which the attendance is a record thereof. Under certain circumstances, such as wide-spread power outages or system interruptions teachers may be allowed to electronically submit and certify attendance on a subsequent day, retaining paper documentation on which attendance was recorded contemporaneously.
Currently Supported
Districts must change the "# Days Teachers Can Back Post Attendance" option to 0 to stay in compliance.  This is on the Portal Options page and must be configured for each school.
The electronic system includes a report that lists the dates of data entry and modifications, and the employee identification of the person or persons logging the attendance information into the system.
The ATL (Attendance Log) table in Aeries tracks all changes to attendance data.  Reports are available for Teachers and Administrators.
Aeries Web and Aeries Client each log all changes to attendance.
The report described in #3 above is readily accessible to teachers and administrators for their review.
Reports are available for Teachers and Administrators.

If the electronic system relies on passwords, there must be adequate safeguards to ensure that such passwords are accessible only to the employee for whom the password is created.
Currently Supported
Appropriate permissions need to be granted or denied to the UGN table and appropriate local procedures need to be implemented to protect the security of user passwords.
Submission of the electronic attendance system for CDE approval includes a letter from the LEA’s independent auditor, indicating that the attendance accounting system has been reviewed by the auditor and that the system’s level of integrity is acceptable to the auditor.
District must go through this step. Sample letters are available in the next article.