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                                 THIRD READING


          Bill No:  AB 434
          Author:   Block (D)
          Amended:  8/17/10 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           
           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  11-0, 8/12/10
          AYES:  Kehoe, Ashburn, Alquist, Corbett, Emmerson, Leno,  
            Price, Walters, Wolk, Wyland, Yee

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  52-25, 6/3/09 - See last page for vote


           SUBJECT  :    After school programs

           SOURCE  :     Childrens Initiative


           DIGEST  :    This bill authorizes the cost of an after school  
          program site supervisor to be included as direct services,  
          provided that at least 85 percent of the site supervisor's  
          time is spent at the program site.

           ANALYSIS  :    Existing law establishes the After School  
          Education and Safety Program to serve pupils in  
          kindergarten and grades 1 to 9, inclusive, at participating  
          public elementary, middle, junior high, and charter  
          schools.  Existing law requires the California Department  
          of Education to apportion moneys, from those continuously  
          appropriated for purposes of after school programs, to  
          program applicants in the form of grants according to a  
          specified priority scheme and specifies maximum grant  
          amounts for three-year direct grants for before and after  
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          school programs.  Existing law limits the amount of state  
          funds a program participant may expend on administrative  
          costs to 15 percent of the participant's funding.  Existing  
          law requires a program participant receiving state funding  
          to ensure that no less than 85 percent of that funding is  
          allocated to schoolsites for direct services to pupils.

          This bill authorizes the cost of an after school program  
          site supervisor to be included as direct services, provided  
          that at least 85 percent of the site supervisor's time is  
          spent at the program site.

           Comments  

          The ASES program, passed by voters as Proposition 49 in  
          2002, provided almost $550 million for before and after  
          school programs for students in kindergarten through ninth  
          grade.  In 2008-09, 377 predominantly districts and county  
          offices of education received grants, serving 3,800  
          schools, although local governments and nonprofit  
          organizations working in partnership with local educational  
          agencies may also apply.  After school programs must  
          commence right after school and at least until 6 p.m. for  
          15 hours per week.  Participating after-school programs are  
          required to have an educational and literacy component in  
          which tutoring or homework assistance is provided in one or  
          more of the following areas:  language arts, mathematics,  
          history and social science, computer training, or sciences;  
          and an educational enrichment component, which may include,  
          but is not limited to, fine arts, career technical  
          education, recreation, physical fitness and prevention  
          activities.  Priority for funding goes to schools where at  
          least 50 percent of the pupils are eligible for free- or  
          reduced-priced lunch. 

          Maximum grants are $112,500 per year for elementary schools  
          and $150,000 per year for middle or junior high schools  
          based on a per pupil amount of $7.50 per day.  Each program  
          is required to provide a match equal to not less than  
          one-third of the total grant.  Facilities may count towards  
          25 percent of the local contribution. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No







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          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee:

                          Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

             Major Provisions               2010-11     2011-12       
             2012-13               Fund  

            Site supervisor               No state costs, but a  
            potential reduction           General*
                                in direct services

            * Counts toward meeting the Proposition 98 minimum  
            funding guarantee

           SUPPORT  :   (Unable to verify at time of writing)

          Children's Initiative (source)
          A World Fit For Kids 
          After School All-Stars Los Angeles 
          After School Program for Information Recreation and  
          Education 
          American Federation of State, County and Municipal  
          Employees 
          Avalon Schools 
          Bancroft Middle School 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Hollywood 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of East Los Angeles 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Rio Hondo 
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice 
          Boys & Girls Clubs Watts/Willowbrook 
          Camp Fire USA Long Beach Area Council 
          City of Fontana, Community Services Department, Fontana  
            After School Program 
          DeMille Middle School 
          Enrichment Educational Experiences/E3, Inc. 
          Fight Crime:  Invest in Kids Gang Alternatives Program 
          Greater San Jose After-School All-Stars 
          Hill Classical Middle School 
          John Muir Academy 







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          LA's BEST [Better Educated Students for Tomorrow]
          LACER Afterschool Programs 
          League of California Afterschool Providers 
          Long Beach Community Action Partnership 
          Long Beach Unified School District 
          Long Beach Unified School District's Research Office 
          Long Beach Winners Reaching Amazing Potential 
          Madison WRAP 
          Mary Butler School 
          Old Adobe Union School District 
          Partnerships to Uplift Communities 
          Phoenix Accounting Corporation 
          Project APPLE/Project REACH 
          Rogers Middle School, Bayside Academy 
          Samuel Gompers K8 School 
          San Diego After School Consortium 
          Stanford Middle School 
          Stevens Middle School 
          Stevenson Elementary 
          William Cullen Bryant Elementary School 
          Woodcraft Rangers 


           ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT  :    The author states, "With the  
          current economic crisis facing the state at all levels,  
          school districts are not able to secure and/or provide the  
          necessary matching funds to draw down this important  
          funding for after school programs.  This bill would  
          temporarily reduce, over the next two fiscal years, the  
          matching funds by nearly half. This would allow LEAs [local  
          educational agencies] and local governments to continue  
          providing homework help, tutoring, mentoring, time for  
          organized physical activities, and play time in a safe  
          environment. Some great examples of these activities  
          include performing arts classes, dance classes, and cooking  
          and nutrition classes." 

          The bill's sponsor, the Children's Initiative, states that  
          the match is frequently comprised of value added  
          activities, such as local donations of tickets to arts,  
          sports, and other events.  Districts also count  
          supplemental staff time, such as counselors who are not a  
          required component of ASES, and supplies and equipments,  
          such as music instruments and art supplies, as local  







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          matches.  Due to the downturn in the economy, community and  
          business donations have decreased while school districts  
          are unable to keep staff beyond school time or are laying  
          off staff.  According to the California Department of  
          Education, several districts have indicated that they may  
          discontinue their programs due to the inability to come up  
          with the required local match.  The sponsor states that the  
          provisions of this bill were discussed and recommended by  
          the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs,  
          established by SB 854 (Ashburn), Chapter 555, Statutes of  
          2005, which meets at least three times a year to provide  
          advice and offer administrative and legislative  
          recommendations. 


           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES:  Ammiano, Arambula, Beall, Bill Berryhill,  
            Blumenfield, Brownley, Buchanan, Caballero, Charles  
            Calderon, Carter, Chesbro, Coto, Davis, De La Torre, De  
            Leon, Eng, Evans, Feuer, Fletcher, Fong, Fuentes,  
            Furutani, Galgiani, Garrick, Hall, Hayashi, Hernandez,  
            Hill, Huber, Huffman, Jones, Krekorian, Lieu, Bonnie  
            Lowenthal, Ma, Mendoza, Monning, Nava, John A. Perez, V.  
            Manuel Perez, Portantino, Price, Ruskin, Salas, Saldana,  
            Skinner, Solorio, Swanson, Torlakson, Torres, Torrico,  
            Bass
          NOES:  Adams, Anderson, Tom Berryhill, Blakeslee, Conway,  
            Cook, DeVore, Duvall, Emmerson, Fuller, Gaines, Gilmore,  
            Hagman, Harkey, Jeffries, Knight, Logue, Miller, Niello,  
            Nielsen, Silva, Smyth, Audra Strickland, Tran, Villines
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Block, Nestande, Yamada


          PQ:mw  8/17/10   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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