After school, before school and summer programs - also called "out of school time", or OST - provide supplemental assistance to help student build a foundation in reading and math and connect high school to career and college. Activities include one-on-one mentor programs, tutoring, academic enrichment, the arts, physical activity, hands-on learning, and family engagement. These programs strive to increase students' academic success during the regular school day. Federal and state funds support initiatives that occur during out of school time.
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Council
(ELO Council) was established by the 83rd
Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 503 and codified in the Texas Education Code Chapter §33.251-260
. This legislation authorizes the ELO Council to study issues concerning expanded learning opportunities for Texas' public school students and report related recommendations to the Texas Legislature on a biennial basis.
- Originating Legislation
- Contact the ELO Council
- Agenda, September 29, 2014
- Presentation: Jenny Knowles Morrison, Primary Investigator, The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University
- Presentation: Christine McCormick, Texas Education Agency
- Agenda, July 24, 2014
- Presentation: John Spence, SEDL
- Agenda, May 2, 2014
- Presentation: Dr. Terry Peterson, Senior Fellow at the College of Charleston and Chairman of the Afterschool Alliance
- Presentation: Molly Clayton, Executive Director, Texas Partnerships for Out of School Time (TXPOST)
- Presentation: Kristin Nafziger, Executive Vice President for Emerging Practices, Edvance Research, Inc.
- Meeting notes