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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  SB 798
          Author:   DeSaulnier (D)
          Amended:  1/11/10
          Vote:     21

           SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE  :  9-0, 4/22/09
          AYES:  Romero, Huff, Alquist, Hancock, Liu, Maldonado,  
            Padilla, Simitian, Wyland

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  6-3, 1/21/10
          AYES:  Kehoe, Corbett, Leno, Liu, Price, Yee
          NOES:  Cox, Denham, Walters

           SUBJECT  :    21st Century Community Learning Centers program

           SOURCE  :     Bay Area Partnership for Children and Youth
                      League of California Afterschool Providers

          DIGEST  :     This bill requires that federal funding  
          increases beyond the 2008-09 level for the 21st Century  
          Community Learning Center programs to be allocated as  
          direct grants in the following priority order:  (1) 35  
          percent for centers serving high school pupils, (2) 50  
          percent for centers serving middle school and elementary  
          pupils, and (3) 15 percent for summer programs serving  
          elementary and middle school pupils.

           ANALYSIS  :    The 21st Century Community Learning Centers  
          (21st Century) is a federally funded before and after  
          school program that provides disadvantaged K-12 pupils (50  


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          percent or more eligibility for free and reduced-price  
          meals) with academic enrichment and support.  California's  
          After School Education and Safety (ASES) program and 21st  
          Century programs are nearly identical and can operate in  
          tandem.  Both programs are administered by the  
          Superintendent of Public Instruction.  California receives  
          approximately $130 million annually in federal 21st Century  
          funds.  However, California is currently funding $160  
          million worth of grants due to the availability of  
          carryover funds.  According to the statutorily required  
          split between programs for elementary and middle school  
          pupils and programs for high school pupils, 21st Century  
          programs serving high school pupils are currently funded  
          with $80 million.

          Existing law:

          1.Establishes a daily rate for both elementary and middle  
            school programs of $7.50 per pupil for the after school  
            component, and $5 per pupil for the before school  
            component.  There is no daily rate for high school  

          2.Caps total grant amounts as follows:

                  A.        For the after school component: 
                    i)   $112,500 for elementary school programs.
                    ii)  $150,000 for middle school programs.

                  B.        For the before school component: 
                    i)   $37,500 for elementary school programs.
                    ii)  $49,000 for middle school programs.

          4. Provides that the grant amount for high school programs  
             is $250,000.

           Prior legislation  

          SB 638 (Torlakson, Chapter 380, 2006) among other things,  
          increased grant amounts for ASES programs. While SB 638 did  
          not directly address 21st Century programs, current law  
          provides that grant amounts for ASES and 21st Century  
          programs are to be the same. 


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

          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee:

                          Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions                2010-11     2011-12     
           2012-13  Fund
           21st Century                                 Directs future  
          funding, no new costs                             Federal

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  1/22/10)

          Bay Area Partnership for Children and Youth (co-source) 
          League of California After-school Providers (co-source)
          After School All-Stars LA
          Aim High
          Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Third District 
          Association of California School Administrators
          Breakthrough Collaborative
          Boys & Girls Clubs California Alliance
          Boys & Girls Clubs Garden Grove
          Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood
          Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor
          California Food Policy Advocates
          California School Boards Association
          Central Valley Afterschool Foundation
          Children Now
          Conservation Corps of Long Beach
          Coachella Valley Unified School District, 
          Afterschool Program
          Contra Costa County
          CyberMill Technology Center
          City of Sacramento
          Desert Sands Unified School District
          Fight Crime:  Invest in Kids California
          Girls Incorporated of Alameda County 
          Junior Leagues of California
          LA's BEST 
          Long Beach Unified School District, Wrap After School  
          Los Angeles County Office of Education
          Rio Hondo Boys & Girls Club


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          San Bernardino City Unified School District
          San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their  
          San Juan Unified School District
          Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center
          Team Prime Time
          Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club
          West Contra Costa Unified School District
          Woodcraft Rangers
          A World Fit For Kids
          YMCA of East Bay, West Contra Costa Branch

           ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT  :    The Los Angeles County Office of  
          Education states, "There are over 1,300 after school sites  
          within Los Angeles County which are funded through the 21st  
          Century Community Learning Center grants and/or the federal  
          After School Education and Safety Program.  Students at all  
          levels:  elementary, middle and high schools participate in  
          these programs.  These sites serve over 130,000 students in  
          Los Angeles County and provide employment to over 10,000  
          individuals.  Many programs in Los Angeles County have  
          operated summer programs for six hours per day and have  
          struggled to find the funding for the additional three  
          hours as the grant currently only allows for three hours of  
          programming, which does not meet the safety and enrichment  
          needs of the students or the safety and child care needs of  
          the parents.  Raising the rate per day would allow more  
          students to continue their academic and enrichment learning  
          while staying safe while parents are at work.  Recently,  
          the number of applications from elementary and middle  
          schools within Los Angeles County has greatly outnumbered  
          the high school application, yet the funding distribution  
          was 50/50 for both.  This provision would allow a more  
          adequate allocation of funds based on the number of schools  
          within each of these categories."

          DLW:nl  1/26/10   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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