(a) The After School Education and Safety Program shall be established to serve pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 9, inclusive, at participating public elementary, middle, junior high, and charter schools. The grades to be served by the program at participating schools may be determined by local needs.
(b) A program may operate a before school component of a program, an after school component, or both the before and after school components of a program, on one or multiple schoolsites. If a program operates at multiple schoolsites, only one application shall be required for its establishment.
Terms Used In California Education Code 8482.3
- Attendance: means the number of children present at a child care and development facility. See California Education Code 8208
- Local educational agency: means a school district, a county office of education, a community college district, or a school district acting on behalf of one or more schools within the school district. See California Education Code 8208
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
(c) (1) Each component of a program established pursuant to this article shall consist of the following two elements:
(A) An educational and literacy element in which tutoring or homework assistance is provided in one or more of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, history and social science, computer training, or science.
(B) An educational enrichment element that may include, but need not be limited to, fine arts, career technical education, recreation, physical fitness, and prevention activities.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the majority of the time spent by a pupil who is in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 9, inclusive, and who is participating in a career technical education element of a program established pursuant to this article shall be at a site that complies with Section 8484.6.
(d) (1) Applicants shall agree that snacks made available through a program shall conform to the nutrition standards in Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 49430) of Chapter 9 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2.
(2) Applicants shall agree that meals made available through a program shall conform to the nutrition standards of the United States Department of Agriculture’s at-risk afterschool meal component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1766).
(e) Applicants for programs established pursuant to this article may include any of the following:
(1) A local educational agency, including, but not limited to, a charter school, the California School for the Deaf (northern California), the California School for the Deaf (southern California), and the California School for the Blind.
(2) A city, county, or nonprofit organization in partnership with, and with the approval of, a local educational agency or agencies.
(f) Applicants for grants pursuant to this article shall ensure that each of the following requirements is fulfilled, if applicable:
(1) The application documents the commitments of each partner to operate a program on that site or sites.
(2) The application has been approved by the school district, or the charter school governing body, and the principal of each participating school for each schoolsite or other site.
(3) Each partner in the application agrees to share responsibility for the quality of the program.
(4) The application designates the public agency or local educational agency partner to act as the fiscal agent. The fiscal agent may be changed upon approval by the department if the new fiscal agent is a local educational agency or public agency partner. For purposes of this section, “public agency” means only a county board of supervisors or, if the city is incorporated or has a charter, a city council.
(5) Applicants agree to follow all fiscal reporting and auditing standards required by the department.
(6) Applicants agree to incorporate into the program both of the elements required pursuant to subdivision (c).
(7) Applicants agree to provide information to the department for the purpose of program evaluation pursuant to Section 8483.55.
(8) Applicants shall certify that program evaluations will be based upon Section 8484 and upon any requirements recommended by the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs and adopted by the state board, in compliance with subdivision (g) of Section 8482.4.
(9) The application states the targeted number of pupils to be served by the program.
(10) Applicants agree to provide the following information on participating pupils to the department:
(A) Schoolday attendance rates.
(B) Program attendance.
(g) (1) Grantees shall review their after school program plans every three years, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(A) Program goals. A grantee may specify any new program goals that will apply to the following three years during the grant renewal process.
(B) Program content, including the elements identified in subdivision (c).
(C) Outcome measures selected from those identified in subdivision (a) of Section 8484 that the grantee will use for the next three years.
(D) Any other information requested by the department.
(E) If the program goals or outcome measures change as a result of this review, the grantee shall notify the department in a manner prescribed by the department.
(F) The grantee shall maintain documentation of the after school program plan for a minimum of five years.
(2) The department shall monitor this review as part of its onsite monitoring process.
(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 470, Sec. 6. (AB 2615) Effective January 1, 2017. Note: This section was amended on Nov. 5, 2002, by initiative Prop. 49.)