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          Bill No:  SB 798
          Author:   DeSaulnier (D)
          Amended:  8/18/10
          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

           SENATE FLOOR  :  31-6, 1/28/10
          AYES:  Ashburn, Calderon, Cedillo, Cogdill, Corbett,  
            Correa, DeSaulnier, Ducheny, Florez, Hancock, Harman,  
            Kehoe, Leno, Liu, Lowenthal, Maldonado, Negrete McLeod,  
            Oropeza, Padilla, Pavley, Price, Romero, Runner,  
            Simitian, Steinberg, Strickland, Wiggins, Wolk, Wright,  
            Wyland, Yee
          NOES:  Aanestad, Cox, Denham, Dutton, Hollingsworth,  
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Alquist, Huff, Vacancy

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  50-22, 8/23/10 - See last page for vote

          SUBJECT  :    21st Century Community Learning Centers program

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



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           DIGEST  :     This bill specifies that in any fiscal year in  
          which the total state appropriation for the federal 21st  
          Century Community Learning Center program for that fiscal  
          year exceeds the total state appropriation for FY 2008-09,  
          the excess amount shall be allocated on a priority basis  
          for direct grants to community learning centers through a  
          specified formula.

           Assembly Amendments  (1) revises language with regard to  
          directs grants to community learning centers being  
          allocated any excess funds from the total amount  
          appropriated to instead be allocated from state funds, and  
          (2) require priority for funds allocated to programs  
          serving elementary and middle school pupils to be given to  
          programs with expiring grants;

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


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                  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.

          This bill:

          1.Specifies that any amount exceeding the FY 2008-09 state  
            appropriation shall be allocated as follows:

             A.    35% to community learning centers serving high  
                school pupils.

             B.    50% to community learning centers serving  
                elementary and middle school pupils.

             C.    25% to summer programs serving elementary and  
                middle school pupils.

          2.Specifies that the appropriation for the new funding  
            formula pursuant to this bill shall be allocated after  
            funds have been appropriated to the California Department  
            of Education (CDE) to provide technical assistance,  
            evaluation and training services.

          3.Specifies that priority for 21st CCCL program funding  
            shall be given to programs with expiring grants if those  
            programs have satisfactorily met projected pupil outcomes  
            as required by the After School Education and Safety  
            Program specified in existing law.

           Prior legislation  

          SB 638 (Torlakson), Chapter 380, Statues of 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.  Existing law  


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          specifies that five percent of the federal funds shall be  
          provided to the CDE for administrative purposes that  

           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  8/24/10)

          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  
          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 


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          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
          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

           OPPOSITION  :    (Verified  8/24/10)

          California Right to Life Committee, Inc.

           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  


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          within each of these categories."

           ARGUMENTS IN OPPOSITION  :    The California Right to Life  
          Committee, Inc, in opposition, states "These programs are  
          being authorized by the state in compliance with federal  
          mandates for federal funding of programs to surround  
          children with continual manipulation of social and  
          educational values inimical to the stability of the  
          family?..This bill is a drain on the economy, a meaningless  
          environment for our children and merely provides money in  
          the pockets of professional babysitters.  This is not  
          education, this is behavior modification and it is a  
          blemish on the face of education in our state."  

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

          CPM:cm  8/24/10   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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