Special Meeting
Berkeley USD
June 01, 2021 6:00PM
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1. Call to Order - 6PM
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2. Approve Special Meeting Agenda for June 1, 2021
3. Public Comment
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Public Testimony is strictly limited to a total of 10 minutes, with each speaker allotted one minute to speak. For instructions on how to make public comment during a Zoom meeting, click here

4. Closed Session
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The Board may recess into Closed Session before or after the public meeting under the authority of the Brown Act (including but not limited to Government Code section 54954.5, 54956.8, 54956.9, 54957, 54957.6, as well as Education Code section 35146).  Under Government Code section 54954.3, members of the public may address the board on an item on the Closed Session agenda, before Closed Session.

4.1. Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to § 54956.9(b): (One case)
5. Report on Closed Session
6. Action Items
6.1. Approval of the Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) Plan


TO:        Dr. Stephens, Superintendent
FROM:           Bajé Thiara, Associate Superintendent
Michelle Sinclair, Director of State, Federal, and Special Projects
DATE:            May 19, 2021            
SUBJECT:     Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant
PURPOSE:     Request approval of BUSD’s Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan

Assembly Bill 86 Provides $4.6 billion to districts to improve academic achievement by offering supplemental instruction and support to students, including $1,000 for each homeless student.

The rest will be distributed in proportion to LCFF entitlement. Districts shall implement a learning recovery program that, at a minimum, provides to designated student groups supplemental instruction, support for social and emotional well-being, meals and snacks. designated student groups include low Income students, English learners, foster youth, homeless youth, students at risk of neglect/abuse, disengaged students, students below grade level, students with disabilities. Districts must use at least 85% for in-person services, and at least 10% to hire paraprofessionals.

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grants shall be expended only for any of the following purposes: extending instructional learning time, accelerating progress to close learning gaps, integrated pupil supports, community learning hubs, supports for credit deficient pupils, additional academic services, and training for school staff. LEAs are encouraged to engage, plan, and collaborate on program operation with community partners and expanded learning programs, and leverage existing behavioral health partnerships and Medi-Cal billing options, in the design and implementation of services.

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan must be completed by LEAs as a condition for receiving an ELO Grant. The ELO Grant Plan must be adopted by the local governing board  at a public meeting on or before June 1, 2021, and must be submitted to the county office of education, the California Department of Education, or the chartering authority within five days of adoption, as applicable.

$ 6,600,000


ELO Slide Presentation

ELO Grant Template

ELO Proposed Expenditures

ELO Grant Plan
ELO Proposed Expenditures

Published: May 31, 2021, 5:17 PM

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