In the 2015 Texas legislative session, TXPOST has been working closely with members of Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee to secure state funding for expanded learning opportunities programs that benefit Texas children and families.

A rider to appropriate funding for implementation of the Texas Expanded Learning Opportunities Council’s recommendations has been submitted in both chambers. The rider would create the Texas Expanded Learning Opportunities Initiative administered by the Texas Education Agency. It would include a competitive grant program, training and technical assistance, statewide collaboration and evaluation of afterschool, summer and expanded learning programs.