The Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan must be completed by school districts, county offices of education, or charter schools that receive Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant funds under California Education Code (EC) Section 43521(b). The plan must be adopted by the local governing board or body of the LEA at a public meeting on or before June 1, 2021, and must be submitted to the California Department of Education within five days of adoption. The plan must be updated to include the actual expenditures by December 1, 2022.
Amador County Unified School District went to great lengths to involve parents, teachers, and school staff in the development of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan. Each school Principal facilitated a process where staff members were given the opportunity to look at each of the seven areas and come up with a school-specific plan to address student needs in each area.
An informational email and phone message was sent to all parents and families with a link to a Google survey to provide written feedback on their ideas for each of the seven areas of the plan. We are pleased to report that there were 194 responses to this survey. Families with limited access to technology were encouraged to pick up a paper copy of the survey at their school office.
Based on this stakeholder engagement process, the following is Amador County Unified School District’s plan for providing supplemental instruction and support to students, including those identified as needing academic, social-emotional, and other supports, including the provision of meals and snacks. The plan explains how the LEA will use the funds it receives through the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant to implement a learning recovery program for at least the students included in one or more of the following groups: low-income students, English learners, foster youth, homeless students, students with disabilities, students at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, disengaged students, and students who are below grade level, including, but not limited to, those who did not enroll in kindergarten in the 2020–21 school year, credit-deficient students, high school students at risk of not graduating, and other students identified by certificated staff.