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Expanded Learning Opportunities Council

The Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council is charged by RCW 28A.630.123 to advise the Governor, the Legislature, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding a comprehensive expanded learning opportunities system.



Authorizing Legislation
Second Substitute Senate Bill 6163
Effective June 12, 2014

As authorized in Section 3, Part 2, the council shall provide:

  • Vision, guidance, assistance, and advice related to potential improvement and expansion of summer learning opportunities
  • School year calendar modifications that will help reduce summer learning loss
  • Increasing partnerships between schools and community-based organizations to deliver expanded learning opportunities
  • Other current or proposed programs and initiatives across the spectrum of early elementary through secondary education that could contribute to a statewide system of expanded learning opportunities

As authorized in Section 3, Part 3, the council shall:

  • Identify fiscal, resource, and partnership opportunities
  • Coordinate policy development
  • Set quality standards; promote evidence-based strategies
  • Develop a comprehensive action plan designed to implement expanded learning opportunities
  • Address summer learning loss
  • Provide academic supports
  • Build strong partnerships between schools and community-based organizations
  • Track performance of expanded learning opportunities in closing the opportunity gap

When making recommendations regarding evidence-based strategies, the council shall consider the best practices on the state menus developed in accordance with RCW 28A.165.035 and RCW 28A.655.235.

The council shall provide a report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 1, 2014, and each December thereafter until December 2018. The report will: summarize accomplishments; measure progress; contain recommendations regarding continued development of an expanded learning opportunities system; and contain recommendations to reduce summer learning loss.

 


Members

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NameTitleOrganizationRole

Pat Erwin

Principal, Lincoln High School; Tacoma School District

Association of Washington School Principals

Organization/Agency specified

Mona Johnson

Director, Student Support

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Organization/Agency specified

MJ Bolt

Greater Valley Support Network

State Board of Education

Organization/Agency specified

Patrice Page

Superintendent, North Kitsap School District

Washington Association of School Administrators

Organization/Agency specified

Shannon Ergun

ESL Teacher at Lincoln HS, Tacoma SD

Washington Education Association

Organization/Agency specified

Jason Rothkowitz

Region 2 Legislative Chair

Washington State Parent Teacher Association

Organization/Agency specified

Mary Fertakis

School Board Director

Washington State School Directors' Association

Organization/Agency specified

Mark Bergeson

Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Policy

Washington Student Achievement Council

Higher Education

Bill Hanawalt

Former Executive Director of Peace Community Center

Nonprofit community-based organizations

Nonprofit community-based organizations

Jacob Clark Blickenstaff

Director of K-12 Engagement

The Pacific Science Center

Nonprofit community-based organizations

Jackie Jainga Hyllseth

Quality Initiatives Division Director

School's Out Washington

Nonprofit organization with statewide experience in expanded learning opportunities frameworks

Lisa White

Instructional Programs Director

Spokane Public Schools

Invitation extended per 2SSB 6163

Leslie Herrenkohl

Professor, Learning Sciences and Human Development

University of Washington

Invitation extended per 2SSB 6163

Sheri Miller

Youth Services Manager, Whitman County Library

Washington Library Association

Invitation extended per SSB 5721

Jonathan Madamba

Founder and Advisor, STEM Paths Innovation Network (SPIN)

N/A

Appointed by OSPI to represent "low-income communities or communities of color" per SSB 5721

TBD

Adrian Almanza

Safe Haven Site Coordinator

Northwest Community Action Center

Nonprofit community-based organization

Dr. James Smith

Commissioner

Commission on African American Affairs

Organization/Agency specified

 

 

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Upcoming Meetings

December 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

+ More Meeting Dates

January 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

February 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

March 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

April 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

May 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

June 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

July 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

August 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

September 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

October 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

November 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

December 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Past Meetings


Contact Us

Nickolaus Colgan
Administrative Assistant
Title II, Part A and Special Programs
360-725-6374
nickolaus.colgan@k12.wa.us

LinhPhung Huynh
Research Analyst II
Title II, Part A, and Special Programs
360-725-6504
linhphung.huynh@k12.wa.us


Resources
Expanded Learning Opportunities Council Reports

Guide for Schools and Districts

   Updated 11/9/2017

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