SB 854 (Ashburn)
Raises reimbursement rates, establishes Advisory Committee on Before and After School


On 10/05/2005 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 854 which included language affecting the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program. The bill increases the reimbursement rate from $5 per student per day to $7.50 and increases per-site caps and district grant levels. The changes guarantee programs the 15% of funding reserved for administrative costs, irrespective of student attendance. The bill also establishes an Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs for the purpose of providing information and advice to the Superintendent, the Secretary for Education, and the State Board of Education regarding state and federal policy and funding issues affecting before and after-school programs, based on regular and systemic input from providers.