This annual report to the Legislature and the Director of Finance on the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) High School Program is required under the 2011 Budget Act, Provision 1, Item 6110-197-0890. The high school component of the 21st CCLC Program is the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program. The ASSETs program, established under California Education Code (EC) sections 8420–8428, creates incentives for establishing locally-driven after school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic support and safe, constructive alternatives for high school students outside of the regular school day and assists these students with passing the California High School Exit Examination.
As stipulated in the 2011 Budget Act, this report identifies the funding cohort, each high school program funded, the annual grant allocation and actual funds expended, the number of pupils served and planned to be served, and the average cost per pupil per day. A table summarizing this data is included as Attachment 1 of this report.
The 2011 Budget Act also requires that the California Department of Education (CDE) provide specific reasons why the costs are justified and cannot be reduced for programs in which the average cost per student exceeds $10 per day. Many grantees reported that attendance issues, safety issues, student recruitment and retention, staff retention, and transportation costs contributed to the higher cost of running their programs (see Attachment 1).
This report must also identify if the attendance of pupils in the after school program is restricted to any particular subgroup of pupils at the school in which the program is located. None of the grantees in this report had programs that were restricted to subgroups. The after school program was open to all students at participating sites.
If you need a copy of this report, please contact the After School Division by phone at 916-319-0923 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.