This annual report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance on the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) High School Program is required under Provision 1, Item 6110-197-0890, of the 2010 Budget Act. The high school component of the 21st CCLC Program is called the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program. This program, established under California Education Code 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 the students in passing the California High School Exit Examination.
As stipulated in the Budget Act, this report identifies by cohort, for the previous fiscal year (2009–10), each high school program funded, the amount of the annual grant and actual funds expended, the number of pupils served and planned to be served, and the average cost per pupil per day based on a three-hour day for 180 days per school year. A table summarizing this data is included as Attachment 1 of the report.
The 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 start-up costs, attendance issues, student recruitment and retention, and staffing constraints contributed to the higher cost of running their programs (see specific justifications in Attachment 1 of the report).
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. No grantees reported that they had restricted attendance. The after school program was open to all students at the 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.
Report to Legislature: ASSETs 2009-10 (DOC; Posted 07-Jul-2011)