As a condition of receiving a share of the $4.6 billion Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant, local educational agencies (LEAs) must develop a plan for use of the funds to implement supplemental instruction and support strategies for their students. Local governing boards must adopt the Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant Plan (Plan) on or before June 1, 2021, and it must be submitted to the county office of education, the California Department of Education (CDE), or the chartering authority within five days of adoption, as applicable. The Plan template is now available on the CDE website and can be accessed here. Parents and school site staff must have an opportunity to be involved in the development of the Plan.
In addition to the Plan for the Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant, LEAs should also be aware that a separate certification must be completed for the In-Person Instruction Grant. The certification is also due to the CDE by June 1, 2021. The online certification is not yet available, but CDE must make it available by May 1, 2021. In the meantime, for additional information about the In-Person Instruction and Expanded Learning Opportunity Grants, please see our previous Fiscal Report articles: