Similar to many of the other programs that were included in the 2021 Budget Act, districts and charter schools that receive ELO-P funds must develop a plan for the program. The CDE recently released the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Plan Guide which includes a template for LEAs to use in developing the plan. The ELO-P Plan must be approved by the LEA’s governing board in a public meeting and posted on its website.
However, there is no deadline for LEAs to develop the plan, although the intent is to have the plan approved by the board prior to the start of the program. The ELO-P Plan is intended to be a living document that LEAs must review and update every three years in the spirit of continuous improvement and to reflect the needs of the community.