Washington State

House of Representatives

Office of Program Research



Education Committee

HB 1163

This analysis was prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not a part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.

Brief Description: Concerning expanded learning opportunity programs.

Sponsors: Representatives Kloba, Jinkins, Valdez, Ortiz-Self, Thai, Pollet and Stanford; by request of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Brief Summary of Bill

  • Establishes the expanded learning grant program (Program) to create demonstration projects in recipient schools that support additional instruction time and opportunities for academic enrichment.

  • Directs the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to develop and administer the Program.

  • Appropriates $10 million for the fiscal biennium ending June 30, 2021, from the State General Fund to the OSPI to implement the Program.

Hearing Date: 2/14/19

Staff: Ethan Moreno (786-7386).


The Legislature establishes the minimum instructional program of basic education that must be offered by school districts. Among other requirements, the state's program of basic education obligates school districts to:

School districts must also provide a specified minimum number of instructional hours per year, which are defined as those hours during which students are provided the opportunity to engage in educational activity planned by, and under the direction of, school district staff. In accordance with requirements that permit averaging calculations, districts must provide 1,080 instructional hours each school year.

Summary of Bill:

The expanded learning grant program (Program) is established to create demonstration projects, of up to five years in duration, in qualifying schools to support additional instruction time and opportunities for enrichment, both for the purpose of combatting summer learning loss and increasing student achievement. The OSPI is charged with developing and administering the Program.

Subject to specific legislative funding, the OSPI is authorized to award grants from the Program of up to $1.5 million annually, and through a competitive process, to school districts or state-tribal education compact schools that propose to implement any one or more of the following:

Applications for grants from the Program must include the following:

Specific administrative duties related to the Program are established for the OSPI. The OSPI must:

The OSPI is also authorized to use non-state funds to support the Program.

The term "expanded learning opportunities" is defined to mean:

Appropriation: The sum of $10 million, or as much of that as may be necessary, is appropriated for the fiscal biennium ending June 30, 2021, from the State General Fund to the OSPI to implement the Program.

Fiscal Note: Available.

Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.