Since its inception through the passage of Senate Bill 503 in the 85th Legislative session, TXPOST has worked with the Texas Education Agency, to support the work of the ELO Council. The Council has produced two reports, both highlighting the needs for expanded learning opportunities across the state and offering suggestions on how to support and increase opportunities for young people. Both reports have been delivered to the Governor and Legislature and contain actionable items for review.
During the 85th Texas Legislative Session, TXPOST worked to pass Senate Bill 503 which established the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council that makes recommendations to improve access to and quality of afterschool, summer and extended learning time programs in Texas. Over the past several months, TXPOST has played a supporting role to the Council by providing research, contacts and other resources to aid Council members in the development of their recommendations. We are extremely proud to be a part of the process that sheds light on the benefits and current challenges of expanded learning programs in Texas.