LetFamiliesDecide.org is using the CDE's decision as a guiding force behind it's grass-roots movement to Let Families Decide when it's appropriate to return to high school sports.
Plans for opening California schools this fall will be up to individual school districts, according to the state's top education official.
The state will not mandate when schools are to reopen, and a common opening across school districts is not anticipated, he added.
"The school districts will make their own decision about when to open, with guidance that the California Department of Education will provide," Tony Thurmond, California state superintendent of public instruction, said during a virtual media check-in Wednesday.
Some of the state's schools operate on year-round calendars and might open as early as late July, Thurmond said, adding that decision would have to be "accommodated safely from a health standpoint."