After- or Extended-School Programs

After- or extended-school programs provide supplementary assistance to local reform efforts in raising academic achievement in core subject areas. These are two local reform efforts:

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Council (ELO Council) was established by the 83rd Texas Legislature’s Senate Bill 503 and codified in Texas Education Code Chapter §33.251-260. The ELO Council authorizes the study of issues that relate to expanding learning opportunities and reviewing programs outside of the regular school day. The council plans to develop a comprehensive statewide action plan that focuses on innovative, hands-on learning approaches to complement current school curriculum by Nov. 1, 2014.   They will propose updates on implementation and recommendations by Nov. 1, 2016. These are background documents related to the ELO Council:

For additional information, contact:

Division of Federal and State Education Policy
(512) 936-6060