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                                   THIRD READING 

          Bill No:  SB 645
          Author:   Hancock (D)
          Amended:  6/2/15  
          Vote:     21  

           SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE:  7-1, 4/8/15
           AYES:  Liu, Block, Hancock, Leyva, Mendoza, Pan, Vidak
           NOES:  Huff

           AYES:  Lara, Beall, Hill, Leyva, Mendoza
           NOES:  Bates, Nielsen

           SUBJECT:   After school programs:  grant amounts

          SOURCE:    California After School Coalition
          DIGEST:   This bill requires the California Department of  
          Education (CDE) to proportionately adjust grant amounts for the  
          After School Education and Safety program, to the extent funding  
          is provided in the annual Budget Act.


          Existing law establishes:

          1)The After School Education and Safety (ASES) program,  
            consisting of before and after school academic enrichment.   
            Priority for funding is granted to schools where at least 50%  
            of the students are eligible for free or reduced price meals.   
            ASES programs receive direct grants, where attendance is  


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            projected and grants are funded up-front, in three one-year  
            increments.  (Education Code § 8482, 8482.4, and § 8482.5)

          2)Grant awards as follows:

             a)   The maximum total direct grant awarded annually for an  
               after school program as $112,500 for each regular school  
               year for elementary schools and $150,000 for middle or  
               junior high schools (based on a formula of $7.50 per  
               student per day of attendance, at a maximum of $37.50 per  
               student per week).  (EC § 8482.55 and § 8483.7)

             b)   The maximum total grant awarded annually for a before  
               school program as $37,500 for each regular school year for  
               elementary schools and $49,000 for middle or junior high  
               schools (based on a formula of $5 per student per day of  
               attendance, at a maximum of $25 per student per week).  (EC  
               § 8483.75)

             c)   A summer grant to operate the program in excess of 180  
               days or during any combination of summer, intersession, or  
               vacation for a maximum of the lesser of:

               i)     $7.50 per student per day; or, 

               ii)    30% of the total grant amount awarded to the school  
                 per school year; or,

               iii)   $33,750 for elementary schools and $45,000 for  
                 middle or junior high schools.  (EC § 8483.7 and §  

          Existing law appropriates, continuously, to CDE $550 million  
          from the General Fund for the ASES program.  (EC § 8483.5)

          This bill requires CDE to proportionately adjust grant amounts  
          for the ASES program, to the extent funding is provided in the  
          annual Budget Act.

          Budget issue.  The Education Code requires the continuous  


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          appropriation of $550 million from the General Fund to the CDE  
          for the ASES program.  A prior version of this bill proposed to  
          increase that appropriation annually and provide an annual cost  
          of living adjustment.  The Governor's proposed 2015-16 Budget  
          does not provide an increased appropriation for the ASES  
          program, nor does either legislative version of the Budget Act.   

          Family fees.  Current law does not require ASES programs to  
          charge family fees or to conduct individual eligibility  
          determinations based on need or income.  It appears that ASES  
          programs have the ability to charge family fees; however, it is  
          unlikely that many programs charge fees, or reap significant  
          fees, as ASES programs serve schools where a minimum of 50% of  
          the students are eligible for free- or reduced-price meals, and  
          funding priority is given to programs serving the highest  
          percentages of students who are eligible for free and  
          reduced-price meals.
          Subcommittee hearing.  The Senate Education Subcommittee on  
          Community Schools held an informational hearing on March 25,  
          2015, featuring a panel on after school and out-of-school  
          programs.  This panel provided testimony relative to the effects  
          the increases in minimum wage will have on the statutory funding  
          levels and caps on per student daily rates for ASES programs.

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

          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee, this bill  
          imposes unknown cost pressure to provide additional funding for  
          the ASES program

          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/1/15)

          California After School Coalition (source)
          Alhambra Afterschool Adventures
          Alhambra Unified School District


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          Bay Area Community Resources
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove
          Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside
          California Educational Centers
          California School - Age Consortium 
          California State Alliance of YMCAs
          California Teaching Fellows Foundation
          Children's Initiative
          Citizen Schools
          City of Moreno Valley
          City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department
          Coaching Corps
          Compton Unified School District
          Conservation Corps of Long Beach
          Empire Union School District
          Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California
          Institute for Student Success, Inc. 
          LA's Best After School Enrichment
          Lassen County Office of Education
          LEAD ASES Assistant, Site Coordinator, Bernardo Height Middle  
          Los Angeles County Office of Education
          Merced County Office of Education
          Mission: Readiness - Military Leaders for Kids
          Mountain View School District, Family Engagement & After School  
          Oakland Unified School District
          Options Enrichment Program
          Para Los Niņos Charter
          Partnership for Children & Youth
          Patterson Joint Unified School District, After School Programs
          Reach for the Stars
          Recreation Association of Corcoran
          Sacramento START
          Student Success Institute, Inc. 
          Summerville School District
          Think Together
          TOSA/Program Coordinator/ Poway Unified School District
          Twin Peaks Middle School, Site Coordinator ASES Programs
          YMCA Central Coast 
          YMCA of Greater Whittier
          YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
          YMCA of San Diego County 


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          YMCA of the East Bay
          Youth Alliance

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/1/15)

          None received

          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT:     According to the Partnership for  
          Children & Youth, the costs, demands, and expectations of  
          expended learning (after school and summer) programs have been  
          consistently increasing since the passage of Proposition 49, yet  
          the funding has remained stagnant.  Since 2006, the California  
          consumer price index has increased by more than 17%, the state  
          minimum wage was raised to $9 per hour, and will soon be raised  
          to $10 per hour.  Over the same time period, the ASES daily rate  
          of $7.50 per student has not increased and there is no legal  
          authority for a cost of living adjustment.  Research has shown  
          that on average it costs at least $21-24 per day per student to  
          operate a high-quality after school program.

          Prepared by:Lynn Lorber / ED. / (916) 651-4105
          6/2/15 22:26:47

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