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Charter Schools and Non-LEAs BASP Reviews

The After School Division (ASD) oversees Before and After School Program (BASP) 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) funding to help non-local educational agencies (LEAs) administer quality before and after school programs.

General Information

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was signed into law in January 2002, authorizing the California Department of Education (CDE) to administer California's 21st Century Community Learning Centers CCLC) Program. Education Code sections 8484.7 - 8484.9 further defines California's 21st CCLC Program. This state-administered, federally funded program provides five-year grant funding to establish or expand before-and after-school programs that provide disadvantaged kindergarten through twelfth-grade students (particularly students who attend schools in need of improvement) with academic enrichment opportunities and supportive services to help the students meet state and local standards in core content areas.

The 21st CCLC Program, as described in federal statute, provides opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that focus on:

  1. Improved academic achievement
  2. Enrichment services that reinforce and complement the academic program
  3. Family literacy and related educational development services

Entities eligible to apply for funding from the CDE include: LEAs, cities, counties, community-based agencies, other public or private entities (which may include faith-based organizations), or a consortium of two or more such agencies, organizations, or entities. Applicants are required to plan their programs through a collaborative process that includes parents, youth, and representatives of participating schools or local educational agencies, governmental agencies (e.g., cities, counties, parks and recreation departments), community organizations, and the private sector.

Grantees are required to maintain grant and program records and provide the CDE access to those records as the CDE deems necessary.

Reviews

Selection Criteria

The selection of non-LEAs for an on-site review is based on the following criteria:

  • Concerns or outstanding finding(s) with Federal and/or annual fiscal audit
  • Compliance with program attendance, expenditure and data reporting requirements.
  • Number of sites within the grant
  • Total grant amount
  • Grant award year
  • Targeted attendance level requirements in accordance to Education Code Section 8483.7. (a) (1)

Charter Schools and Non-LEAs Selected for Reviews

2015–2016 School Year

2015–2016 ASD Charter Schools and Non-LEAs Selected for Review | XLS (Revised 16-Nov-2015)
This is the list of LEAs and site(s) selected for ASD on-site review.

2014-15 School Year

2014–15 ASD Charter Schools and Non-LEAs Selected for Review | XLS (New 01-Oct-2014)
This is the list of LEAs and site(s) selected for ASD on-site review.

Program Instrument

Current Year

2014–15 BASP Charter School and Non-LEA Program Instrument (PDF; Posted 09-Oct-2014)
The program instrument is intended to validated that BASP funds awarded to Charter Schools and non-LEAs are used in accordance with the statutory requirements.

2013–14 BASP Non-LEA Program Instrument (PDF; Posted 13-Mar-2014)
The program instrument is intended to validate that BASP funds are awarded to non-LEAs and are used by non-LEAs in accordance with the statutory requirements.

Prior Year Program Instruments

Prior year program instrument are available by request to the FPM Office at fpmoffice@cde.ca.gov

California Accountability and Improvement System (CAIS)

CAIS is a Web-based system which allows the monitoring of LEAs to ensure that they meet fiscal and program requirements of federal categorical programs and mandated areas of state responsibility.

Correspondence

Announcement of Reviews

2015–16 Notificaton of BASP Non-LEAs Selected for On-Site Monitoring Review Information (Posted 29-Oct-2015)
October 27, 2015: Letter to selected Charter Schools and Non-LEAs regarding the BASP Monitoring reviews in the 2015–16 school year.

2014–15 Notificaton of BASP Non-LEAs Selected for On-Site Monitoring Review Information (Posted 01-Oct-2014)
June 27, 2014: Letter to selected Charter Schools and Non-LEAs regarding the BASP Monitoring reviews in the 2014-15 school year.

Contact

Before and After School Program Contacts
Regional contact information for BASP consultants, analysts and assignments.

Questions:   After School Division | afterschool@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0923
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 20, 2015

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