Expanded Opportunities Learning Program
  • The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) was designed by the State of California to provide students before-school, after-school, summer, or intersession, hands-on, engaging learning experiences and programs that focus on developing: 

     - Academic Skills and Mastery
     - Social-Emotional Competency 
     - Learning Interests
     - Physical Needs 

    The intent is that the 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. (ED Section 8482.1[a])

    “Expanded learning opportunities” does not mean an extension of instructional time, but rather, opportunities to engage students in enrichment, play, nutrition, and other developmentally appropriate activities. (EC Section 46120[3][1]).

    For additional information please contact:

    Vernail Skaggs
    Program and Policy Advisor, Division of Instruction
    213-241-4822 vernail.skaggs@lausd.net  

    Christina Rico
    Director of Instructional Operations, Division of Instruction
    213-241-4822 christina.rico@lausd.net

    Debe Loxton
    Executive Director, Beyond the Bell Branch - Division of Instruction



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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the Expanded Learning Program (ELOP)?

  • Where does the money come from?

  • How can funds be used?

  • How can I sign my child up for the Expanded Learning Program?

  • Are charter schools eligible to receive ELOP funds?

  • If my school is a Dependent or Affiliated charter school are they eligible for funding?

  • Will all activities need to meet the 9 hours for 175 instructional days and the 30 additional days requirement?

  • How can I find out about the ELOP program LAUSD has underway?

  • Can ELOP funds be used to pay for field trips during the school day?

  • Can ELOP funds be used for adult education programs?

  • Does ELOP allow the purchase of meals for students participating in non-ELOP funded enrichment activities?