Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)
“Expanded learning (ELOP)” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results-driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities during the regular school day and school year.
RUSD is committed to providing equity and access through expanded learning opportunities by increasing service offerings which focus on exploration experiences and engagement, at no cost to families. Although only select schools are offering the full program, the intent is to eventually grow the program to include all schools.
ELOP is required by AB130.
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is required by California Education Code Section 46120. It states that LEAs must provide access to 50% of unduplicated pupils in grades TK-6 access to expanded learning opportunity programs.
Students in TK-6th grade must have access to no less than 9 hours of combined instructional time and expanded learning opportunities daily. Including at least 30 non-school days.
Services that must be available to unduplicated pupils defined as foster youth, students receiving free or reduced priced meals, and English Learners.