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Expanded Learning Opportunities and Programs

Karen Johnson, Director - ELOP
Karen Johnson
Director III


Chereese Johnson
Secretary III
Ext. 17799

Department Overview

"Expanded learning" means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students through hands on, engaging learning experiences. Expanded Learning Programs are student-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year.

"Expanded learning opportunities" had the same meaning as "expanded learning" as defined in EC Section 8482.1. "Expanded Learning opportunities" does not mean an extension of instructional time, but rather opportunities to engage students in enrichment, play, and nutrition and other developmentally appropriate activities (EC Section 46120 [e][1]).

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Plan

As required by EC Section 46120(b)(2) this Program Plan will describe program activities that support the whole child, and students’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and development.

The program plan is considered a living document that is periodically reviewed and adjusted to reflect the needs of the community, updates in the law, and to provide continuous improvement in the development of an effective ELO-P.