ELO Program Updates
In late June the Governor and Legislature reached an agreement on the 2023-24 California Budget and on June 27, Governor Newsom signed the Budget Act of 2023 (SB 101).
On July 10 the Governor also approved a“budget bill jr.” (AB 102) that amended SB 101 as well as a number of budget trailer bills that support the implementation of the budget.
The California Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division, is excited to share that the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program have been updated. This section has been updated to reflect the guidance of Assembly Bill 185 and address several pertinent program concerns.
Every January the California budget process is kicked into high gear when the Governor announces his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget for 2023-24 was announced on Tuesday, January 10. This budget includes high-level details for proposed spending with additional details to be sorted out in the coming months.
The California Department of Education (CDE) has posted its preliminary apportionments for fiscal year 2022-23 (FY 22-23).
This includes preliminary funding rates and information for various programs including the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P):
The California Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division, is proud to announce the release of new and updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)!
This email is a notification that the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program now has a total of 26 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Some FAQs have been updated based on feedback from the field. Others are completely new and provide guidance on concepts such as “offer” and “provide access.”
On Monday, January 10, California Governor Newsom released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23.
With unprecedented funding available for CA’s budget, there are again significant increases in the K-12 budget and other budgets that support California’s children and families.
A few highlights specifically for Expanded Learning include:
The Policy Committee of the Expanded Learning Division has revised the guidance for the Late Arrival and Early Release policy as required in the California Education Code (EC). The previous guidance was more restrictive than the EC supported. The revised guidance is now aligned with the EC and includes Frequently Asked Questions and Promising Practices.
The California Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division recently sent an email notification that the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program have added questions 6–14, and are posted on the California Department of Education website at Expanded Learning Opportunities Program FAQs – Expanded Learning (CA Dept of Education).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Expanded Learning Opportunities Program have recently been revised for questions 1-5, and has posted to the California Department of Education website at Expanded Learning Opportunities Program FAQs – Expanded Learning (CA Dept of Education).
The California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division has announced the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) Program Plan Guide has been posted on the CDE Webpage at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ex/documents/elopprogplanguide.pdf
This version of the California Afterschool Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool (QSA) and User’s Guide was released in 2009. Programs can use this tool to self-assess their program and make plans for program improvement. The tool focuses on big-picture program design elements and important considerations at the point of service.
Please note that an updated version called the Quality Assessment Tool (QAT) will be released soon. See the post below for details.
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Convening Materials & Resources
The California AfterSchool Network hosts interviews with Michael Funk, Division Director for the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, to better help the field navigate the current state of Expanded Learning, including what guidance means for your programs. These chats include policy updates as well as interviews with partners elevating current topics and promising practices.
In this post we have identified Fireside Chats that are relevant specifically to the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program, or ELO-P.
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